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BNSF - Gasconade River Bridge



Photo taken by David Backlin

BH Photo #106781



Through truss railroad bridge over Gasconade River between Jerome and Arlington
Phelps County, Missouri
Open to railroad traffic
Built ca.1961
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (SLSF; Frisco)
Warren through truss with all verticals
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 450.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.92123, -91.97512   (decimal degrees)
37°55'16" N, 91°58'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/590079/4197570 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 37 N., R. 10 W., Sec. 24
688 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 22310 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 3, 2018: Updated by Fmiser: clarified "design", added length
  • May 17, 2016: New photos from Steve Conro
  • October 5, 2009: New photos from James Baughn
  • March 23, 2005: Posted photos by David Backlin

Related Bridges 



Jerome Railroad Bridge
Posted July 21, 2012, by Steve Conro (sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Route 66 used to go down into Arlington and also crossed the river at this location.

Jerome Railroad Bridge
Posted August 7, 2009, by snoop (snoopdorkydork71 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The following are from Amanda Black's personal postcard collection. Her family operated a hotel in Arlington and later relocated to Waynesville, where she helped her father run the hotel now known as The Old Stagecoach Stop.

Jerome Railroad Bridge
Posted August 2, 2009, by snoop (snoopdorkydork71 [at] gmail [dot] com)

according to the no trespassing signs located further up the track, it is bnsf rwy co. you can view this bridge by going down sugartree road off interstate 44 and following the road to arlington. the campground is closed now so i am not sure how close you can get. while going down sugartree road make sure and check out the ruins of johns modern cabins. this stretch of pavement is on the original alignment of route 66 and there are several treasures on this road.

Jerome Railroad Bridge
Posted April 14, 2009, by jack (jackkav [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

What rr is this on?