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RI - Big Creek Bridge #3

Photos 

Dwarfed by the MO 7 bridge

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2013

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BH Photo #271501

Map 

Description 

This bridge runs beneath the highway bridge for MO 7 which crosses this railroad and Big Creek.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Big Creek on MO Rock Island Rail Trail (Former CRI&P MO subdivision)
Location
Cass County, Missouri
Status
Open to Trail Traffic
Future prospects
Converted into trail use.
History
Built 1903, rebuilt in 2016 and converted to trail use.
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
A 60' Deck Plate Girder with a 50' DPG on each end
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Also called
RI - Big Creek Bridge (Middle)
CRI&P - Big Creek Bridge (Middle)
MORIT - Big Creek Bidge (Middle)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.77067, -94.27106   (decimal degrees)
38°46'14" N, 94°16'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/389580/4292095 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pleasant Hill
Land survey
T. 46 N., R. 30 W., Sec. 29
Elevation
850 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
Rock Island Bridge 2635
BH 58913 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 28, 2016: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: Added categories "MO Rock Island Rail Trail", "Rail-to-trail"
  • November 27, 2016: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: Updated info
  • December 2, 2013: New photos from Clark Vance
  • December 1, 2013: Added by Clark Vance

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Kelly McClanahan