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MoPac - Saline Creek Tributary Stone Culvert


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



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.


Stone Slab Box Culvert over unnamed creek - minor branch of Saline Creek on Belmont Branch St. Louis Iron Mountain Railway
Madison County, Missouri
Built 1869
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- St. Louis & Iron Mountain Railway (1869-1874) (StL&IM)
- St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway (StLIM&S)
Stone Box Culvert with stone lintel slab(s)
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)
820 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 70458 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 5, 2016: Added by Rusty Weisman


  • Rusty Weisman