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RI - Old St. Thomas Road Overpass

Photos 

Looking north

Very low clearance and unmarked. There's a bypass up and over the tracks on the east.

Photo taken by Clark Vance in July 2012

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BH Photo #235410

Map 

Description 

Underpass for road. Low (appx 8ft) clearance has led to a steep bypass to allow taller vehicles to go up and over tracks. The road shares way with a small creek which drains from the hollow to the north and east. Rail service ended in December of 1979.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer beam bridge over Old St. Thomas Road on CRI&P RR
Location
Miller County, Missouri
Status
Intact but closed to all rail traffic
History
Built ca 1903
Builders
- A.J. Tullock of Leavenworth, Kansas
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroad
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
Design
Steel stringer, RI track chart shows 2-24' I beam
Dimensions
Total length: 24.0 ft.
Also called
Rock Island Bridge 1376
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.31870, -92.21523   (decimal degrees)
38°19'07" N, 92°12'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/568602/4241467 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Meta
Land survey
T. 41 N., R. 12 W., Sec. 11
Elevation
565 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
Rock Island Bridge 1376
BH 52883 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 30, 2014: Updated by Clark Vance: RI bridge number and chart info
  • November 21, 2012: Updated by Brian Parkinson: Description expanded.
  • July 17, 2012: New photos from Clark Vance
  • July 13, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad"

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Brian Parkinson - railstoruin [at] yahoo [dot] com