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RI - Soap Creek Trestle

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Overview
Deck plate girder over Soap Creek on Missouri Central Railroad (former RI)
Location
Gasconade County, Missouri
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
Future prospects
Ameren has donated this bridge along with a large portion of the former Rock Island KC-StL line to the state of Missouri for future development into the Rock Island Trail.
History
Closed since 1980
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Missouri Central Railroad (MOC)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- St. Louis Southwestern Railway (SSW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
3-60'DPG, 2-25'BEAM according to 1973 track chart.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 230.0 ft.
Also called
RI Bridge 869 Soap Creek in Rock Island chart
RI - Br. #869
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.38414, -91.43487   (decimal degrees)
38°23'03" N, 91°26'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/636698/4249596 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
42N-5W-13
Inventory numbers
RI BR 869 (Rhode Island bridge number)
BH 67112 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 13, 2016: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added categories "Missouri Central Railroad", "Union Pacific Railroad", "Southern Pacific Railroad", "St. Louis Southwestern Railway"
  • April 19, 2015: Updated by Clark Vance: Design description details.
  • April 19, 2015: Added by Luke based on a forum comment made by the_p0ssum

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com