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Rock Island Spur Trail - Big Creek Bridge #1

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 Rock Island Spur Trail
Location
Cass County, Missouri
Status
Open to Trail Traffic
Future prospects
Converted into trail use.
History
Built 1903, converted to trail use 2016
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroad
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
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 Bridge (Middle)
RI - Big Creek Bridge #3
RI Bridge #2619
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 15, 2019: New photos from John Marvig
  • 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
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com