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KCS - US 40 Overpass

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Overview

Photo taken by James Baughn in August 2008

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Facts 

Overview
Plate girder bridge over Route FF (Old US 40) on the former GM&O Railroad at Kingdom City
Location
Kingdom City, Callaway County, Missouri
Status
Rail line is intact, but apparently unused
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railway (GMO)
- Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 94.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.94937, -91.94261   (decimal degrees)
38°56'58" N, 91°56'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/591627/4311689 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kingdom City
Land survey
T. 48 N., R. 9 W., Sec. 8
Inventory numbers
MoDOT L-141 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 37351 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 1996)
400

Update Log 

  • December 30, 2015: New photos from Clark Vance
  • June 24, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railway"
  • November 26, 2008: New photo from James Baughn
  • August 30, 2008: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com

Comments 

Kingdom City US 40 Railroad Bridge
Posted October 9, 2013, by Shaun Speers (speersfms [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Excerpt from a article in the Fulton Sun about the future of this bridge:

"The future of Fulton’s railroad might come down to a single bridge.

Fulton Area Development Corporation President Bruce Hackmann addressed the city council at its Tuesday meeting after being contacted by the Missouri Department of Transportation.

As part of an overall plan to create an outer road leading to North Callaway High School to remove the need to use the dangerous intersection at U.S. Highway 54 and County Road 148, MoDOT plans to demolish the old railroad bridge over Old U.S. 40 in Kingdom City.

“It’s only 13 feet and 1 inch high,” Hackmann said. “Semis can’t get under there, and they plan to reroute traffic there in case of an accident. Once the bridge is out, that cuts off access on the line to Fulton.”

Hackmann said that for that reason, MoDOT would be willing to place money in an escrow fund that could be accessed to rebuild a bridge should the line come into use for businesses in Fulton and Callaway County."