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MoPac - Saline Creek Tributary Stone Culvert

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Stone Slab Lintle Box Culvert, Belmont Branch St Louis & Iron Mountain Railway

View SW of c. 1869 stone culvert on Belmont Branch St. Louis & Iron Mt. Railway - from south side of Route 72

Photo taken by Rusty Weisman in 2005

BH Photo #345107

Map 

Description 

The Belmont Branch of the St. Louis Iron Mountain Railway located on SW side of Route 72between Madison County Routes 210 and 208. This rail line opened in mid-August 1869, following completion of the Glen Allen tunnel (bridgehunter #BH 20878). The line was reorganized as the St Louis Iron Mountain and Southern Railway in 1874. It was acquired by Jay Gould in 1880 and was later incorporated into the MoPac system in 1917. The Belmont Branch was then abandoned in 1973.

A similar box culvert with stone slab lintels is located about .4 miles to the NW.

Facts 

Overview
Stone Slab Box Culvert over unnamed creek - minor branch of Saline Creek on Belmont Branch St. Louis Iron Mountain Railway
Location
Madison County, Missouri
History
Built 1869
Railroads
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- St. Louis & Iron Mountain Railway (1869-1874) (StL&IM)
- St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway (StLIM&S)
Design
Stone Box Culvert with stone lintel slab(s)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 4.0 ft.
Total length: 20.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Also called
StLIM&S - Saline Creek Tributary Stone Culvert
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.55442, -90.23267   (decimal degrees)
37°33'16" N, 90°13'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/744451/4159978 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Higdon
Elevation
820 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 70458 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 5, 2016: Added by Rusty Weisman

Sources 

  • Rusty Weisman