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BSNF - Turner Station Bridge


Oblique view

Photo taken June 2005 by David Backlin

BH Photo #105412



Pony plate girder railroad bridge over James River just south of the Turner Station Bridge near Route D
Greene County, Missouri
Open to railroad traffic
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (SLSF; Frisco)
Pony plate girder
Also called
BN- Turner Station Bridge
Frisco - Turner Station Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.17583, -93.16951   (decimal degrees)
37°10'33" N, 93°10'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/484952/4114391 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 29 N., R. 20 W., Sec. 31
Inventory number
BH 21543 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 13, 2016: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • April 12, 2009: Updated by Nathan Morton
  • July 6, 2005: Posted photos from David Backlin


  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net


Turner Station Railroad Bridge
Posted October 5, 2005, by Matthew Siegmann (clarinetboy [at] netscape [dot] net)

This bridge is still open to railroad traffic. Some of the cut stone looks like it was left over from an original (most likely wooden) bridge that the Kansas City, Springfield, and Memphis Railroad (later Kansas City, Fort Scott, and Memphis-aka the Gulf Railroad) built back in the 1880's. This bridge was most likely built by the Frisco (St. Louis and San Francisco) Railroad in about the 1910's. Frisco was bought in the 1960's by Burlington Northern which merged in about 2000 with Santa Fe which is not the Burlington Northern/Santa Fe. This particular line goes down through norther Arkansas all the way to Memphis.