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Jefferson Avenue Footbridge

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West side

Photo taken Jan. 2007 by Greg Hall

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Facts 

Overview
Cantilevered through truss pedestrian bridge over the Frisco/BNSF rail yard in downtown Springfield
Location
Springfield, Greene County, Missouri
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Completed Aug. 29, 1902, by the American Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 2002
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- J.W. Hoover (Construction engineer)
Railroad
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
Cantilevered Warren through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 562.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 2, 2003
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.23068, -93.28920   (decimal degrees)
37°13'50" N, 93°17'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/474346/4120502 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Springfield
Inventory numbers
NRHP 03000865 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 21534 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 27, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • January 29, 2007: Posted photos from Greg Hall

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Comments 

Jefferson Avenue Footbridge
Posted November 19, 2016, by P.L. Chambers (lowellpchambers [at] gmail [dot] com)

Just to clarify the City of Springfield has set up a website regarding the rehabilitation of the footbridge.

https://www.springfieldmo.gov/3273/Footbridge-Rehabilitation

They are requesting public feedback regarding the project.

At several public meetings held within the past two months overall support was overwhelming for rehabilitation.

Alternative funding sources are currently being investigated and pursued.

Jefferson Avenue Footbridge
Posted November 14, 2016, by Nathan Holth (Webmaster [at] HistoricBridges [dot] org)

Wasted my time trying to visit this. Found it Closed and totally fenced off. Great river engineering hired to evaluate it. Of course they say it's costly to rehab because they have zero rehab experience. This bridge is Located in Missouri. Almost certain to be demolished.