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Sabula Bridge

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Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #105538

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Overview
Two-span open-spandrel arch bridge over Big Creek and the Union Pacific Railroad on Missouri State Highway 49 north of Sabula
Location
Iron County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1945-46 by M.E. Gillioz
Builder
- M.E. Gillioz of Monett, Missouri
Railroad
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 105.0 ft.
Total length: 495.9 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.41603, -90.69477   (decimal degrees)
37°24'58" N, 90°41'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/704001/4143520 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Glover
Land survey
T. 32 N., R. 3 E., Sec. 35
Inventory numbers
MoDOT F-646R (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 4495 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21672 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 19.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
1,258

Update Log 

  • January 2, 2017: New photos from James Baughn
  • December 14, 2012: Updated by Mark Dellbringge: Added Union Pacific Railroad to description

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Comments 

Sabula Bridge
Posted July 13, 2009, by Robert Brown (kansas57 [at] gmail [dot] com)

That is the Union Pacific line between St. Louis and Poplar Bluff (and eventually Little Rock and Dallas) that was originally the St Louis and Iron Mountain, then Missouri Pacific. It is not as heavily used as it once was when the local iron, lead, and other mineral mines in the area were operating. It is the original route of the Texas Eagle on the MoPac and is still the route of Amtrak's Texas Eagle between St Louis and Dallas (the trains pass this point in the wee, dark hours of the morning).

Sabula Bridge
Posted April 14, 2009, by jack (jackkav [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

looks like a rr runs under this bridge what rr is it?