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BNSF - US61 Overpass


Looking north from UP tracks

Photo taken by Nathan Morton in July 2009


BH Photo #142662


Street View 


Deck plate girder bridge over U. S. Highway 61 / 67 / Truman Blvd. on the BNSF (former Frisco) Railroad in Crystal City
Crystal City, Jefferson County, Missouri
Open to one track of railroad traffic
Built or relocated here in 1925; subsequent work in 1954 by the St. Louis-San Francisco (old Frisco) railroad
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (SLSF; Frisco)
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:
Inventory number
BH 43012 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


American Bridge Co. (1,530)
BNSF Railway (1,519)
Built 1925 (1,281)
Built during 1920s (9,997)
Crystal City, Missouri (3)
Deck girder (5,837)
Girder (10,386)
Have street view (27,143)
Jefferson County, Missouri (65)
Missouri (6,318)
Open (40,029)
Owned by railroad (12,597)
Plate girder (8,055)
Railroad (15,696)
St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (217)
US 61 (100)
US 67 (102)

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


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


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.