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BNSF - US61 Overpass

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Looking north from UP tracks

Photo taken by Nathan Morton in July 2009

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BH Photo #142662

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Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over U. S. Highway 61 / 67 / Truman Blvd. on the BNSF (former Frisco) Railroad in Crystal City
Location
Crystal City, Jefferson County, Missouri
Status
Open to one track of railroad traffic
History
Built or relocated here in 1925; subsequent work in 1954 by the St. Louis-San Francisco (old Frisco) railroad
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (SLSF; Frisco)
Design
Deck plate girder spans over U. S. Highway 61 / 67 and railroad spur, with concrete stringer approach on the eastern abutment; western abutment has pier with 1954 year marker and 1954 year marker on the abutment; "divided highway" pier on U. S. 61 / 67 has 1925 year marker
Also called
Frisco US61 Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.22192, -90.38390   (decimal degrees)
38°13'19" N, 90°23'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/729011/4233673 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Festus
Inventory number
BH 43012 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 28, 2014: New photo from John Christeson
  • October 12, 2013: New photo from Joe Leets
  • July 10, 2011: Updated by Mark Dellbringge: Modified design description to add the western abutment was built in 1954; also fixed captions.
  • June 24, 2011: New photos from Mark Dellbringge
  • June 22, 2011: Updated by Mark Dellbringge: Clarified year of construction to also show subsequent work
  • July 15, 2009: Added by Nathan Morton

Sources 

  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mark Dellbringge
  • John Christeson - john_christeson [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Crystal City Rail Trestle
Posted March 15, 2010, by Mark Dellbringge

This bridge is the southernmost end of the BNSF railroad spur that breaks off the BNSF mainline near I-44 and River Des Peres in St. Louis.