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Katy Trail - Turkey Creek Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken August 2006 by James Baughn

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BH Photo #104334

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Turkey Creek on the Katy Trail
Location
Jefferson City, Callaway County, Missouri
Status
Open to pedestrians and bicyclists only
Future prospects
Preserved as part of Katy Trail State Park
History
Built 1926 by the American Bridge Co.
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (MKT)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Riveted, 6-panel Warren through truss with verticals
Dimensions
Span length: 130.0 ft.
Total length: 130.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.61206, -92.16961   (decimal degrees)
38°36'43" N, 92°10'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/572296/4274054 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jefferson City
Inventory number
BH 21063 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 25, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • June 21, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • September 21, 2006: Posted all new photos

Sources 

  • Wayne Johnson - johnsonwe [at] embarqmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Katy Trail - Turkey Creek Bridge
Posted September 7, 2016, by Tom (Locotuss [at] gmail [dot] com)

Agree with other poster, was curious as to what would have called that damage to the steel,,,

Turkey Creek Katy Bridge
Posted October 28, 2007, by Warren (opensprit [at] aol [dot] com)

Came upon this bridge yesterday. I am fascinated by the damage to the upper truss. How could this have occurred? How old is it?