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MKT - Branch of Grand River Bridge

Photo 

Looking south from the abandoned road

Photo taken by Nathan Morton in July 2009

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BH Photo #142528

Map 

Description 

As early as 1867 the Tebo & Neosho Railroad was built from Sedalia to Clinton and finally to Nevada, MO in October of 1870. This line became a part of the MKT in late 1870. This bridge may date back that far.

MKT RR was relocated to the south and east of this bed when Truman Lake was built in the 1970s. Now the replacement line is unused east of La Due (SW of this bridge) and is marked as the Katy Trail as it leaves Clinton at the NE edge of town.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge over Branch of Grand River/ Truman Lake backflow area, southwest of Clinton on abandoned MKT RR line that bisects Mill Vill Road north of Hwy T
Location
Henry County, Missouri
Status
Abandoned
History
Abandoned circa 1970
Railroad
- Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (MKT; Katy)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.33216, -93.82411   (decimal degrees)
38°19'56" N, 93°49'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/427972/4242991 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clinton South
Inventory number
BH 43002 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,529)
Arch (11,873)
Closed-spandrel arch (3,901)
Deck arch (11,119)
Henry County, Missouri (46)
Missouri (6,236)
Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (179)
Railroad (15,096)

Update Log 

  • July 15, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad"
  • April 12, 2011: Updated by Clark Vance: Confirmed road as MKT RR abandoned ROW
  • March 17, 2010: Updated by Greg Hall: added map location
  • July 13, 2009: Added by Nathan Morton

Sources 

  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Greg Hall - cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com

Comments 

Unnamed Bridge
Posted July 2, 2010, by John Gover (gis_john [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is a aerial view of the unknown bridge. it is on an now abanded railroad relocated for Truman lake. photo date 2008 - 2009