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Morgan Oak Street Overpass

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Overview

Photo taken by James Baughn in November 2008

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BH Photo #127123

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Facts 

Overview
Lost concrete arch bridge on Morgan Oak Street over a ditch formerly occupied by the Missouri Pacific Railroad
Location
Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
Status
Demolished to make room for a roundabout
History
Built ca. 1904-05 to cross the Cape Girardeau Northern Railroad (later Missouri Pacific); rails removed 1986; demolished Sept. 13, 2010
Railroad
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.29792, -89.52369   (decimal degrees)
37°17'52" N, 89°31'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/276311/4130908 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cape Girardeau
Inventory number
BH 21113 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 30, 2018: New photo from Brian Parkinson
  • October 5, 2010: New photo from James Baughn
  • September 24, 2010: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge has been demolished
  • November 3, 2008: New photos from James Baughn

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Comments 

Morgan Oak Street Overpass
Posted February 19, 2010, by jack (jackkav [at] sbcglobal [dot] net )

did they shorten the ditch after it was abanaodned?

Morgan Oak Street Arch Bridge
Posted July 22, 2009, by jack (jackkav [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

was the ditch occupied by the MPRR or the sidewalk/old rail bed? tell me