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UP - Rock Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #105738

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Facts 

Overview
Pony truss railroad bridge over Rock Creek in Kimmswick, next to the Windsor Harbor Bridge
Location
Kimmswick, Jefferson County, Missouri
Status
Open to railroad traffic
History
Built 1902, Approaches Replaced 1947
Builder
- Detroit Bridge & Iron Works of Detroit, Michigan
Railroads
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway (StLIM&S)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 104.0 ft.
Total length: 282.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.36394, -90.36177   (decimal degrees)
38°21'50" N, 90°21'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/730499/4249490 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Valmeyer
Inventory number
BH 21761 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 26, 2017: New photos from David Huffman
  • June 28, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • June 23, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • August 17, 2014: New Street View added by Luke

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UP - Rock Creek Bridge
Posted June 23, 2016, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Did a field visit. Main truss span was not built in 1947, and had a missing Detroit Bridge & Iron Works plaque. Further research led to a date of 1902 for the main truss.