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St. Clair BNSF RR Overpass


This aging bridge was located on a curve.


Lost concrete tee beam bridge on Gravois Road (Missouri State Highway 30 / 47) over the Burlington Northern - Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad in St. Clair
St. Clair, Franklin County, Missouri
Replaced by UCEB
Built in 1934 (per NBI) by the Missouri State Highway Department; replaced by UCEB in 2006
Concrete tee beam
Length of largest span: 55.1 ft.
Total length: 164.1 ft.
Deck width: 36.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.34268, -90.98773   (decimal degrees)
38°20'34" N, 90°59'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/675855/4245753 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint Clair
Land survey
T. 42 N., R. 1 W., Sec. 35
Inventory numbers
MoDOT K-479R (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 49079 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 10, 2011: Added by Mark Dellbringge


  • Mark Dellbringge


St. Clair BNSF RR Overpass
Posted November 8, 2011, by Brian Parkinson (railstoruin [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I didn't have my own camera when this bridge was torn down, so I have no photos to share. Something which made this bridge unique was that it had the railroad's stylized logo cast into the concrete molding of the support beams. Passengers riding on the rails could see it as they went by. "Frisco Lines". Around 2000/2001, the bridge was nearly damaged by a derailed train car, which passed completely through before completely derailing and creating quite a wreck about a half mile to the east.