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USAX - Devils Elbow Bridge

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View from overlook

Old Old US 66 (Teardrop Road) features an overlook of this bridge just west of Devil's Elbow

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Overview
Two-span through truss bridge over Big Piney River on the US Army Railroad near Devils Elbow
Location
Fort Leonard Wood, Pulaski County, Missouri
Status
Open to railroad traffic
History
Built 1941 as part of a railroad spur to Fort Leonard Wood
Design
Pair of 6-panel, steel Baltimore through trusses, with wooden trestle approaches
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 1,700.0 ft.
Also called
USATC - Devils Elbow Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.84228, -92.06717   (decimal degrees)
37°50'32" N, 92°04'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/582076/4188725 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Devils Elbow
Land survey
T. 36 N., R. 10 W., Sec. 18
Inventory number
BH 22369 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 27, 2014: New photo from Jack Schmidt
  • December 12, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Changed city to "Devils Elbow, MO"
  • February 17, 2012: New photo from Larry Dooley
  • August 19, 2011: New photos from Ben Tate
  • May 1, 2011: New photos from James McCray
  • April 13, 2009: New photo from Nathan Morton
  • December 13, 2008: New photos from Gene McCluney
  • January 25, 2005: Posted new photos

Sources 

  • Gene McCluney - gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com
  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Larry Dooley
  • Luke
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net

Comments 

Devils Elbow Railroad Bridge
Posted December 31, 2009, by jack (jackkav [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Ain't I brilliant?

The Sign Says:

Goverment Property KEEP OFF

Devils Elbow Railroad Bridge
Posted December 31, 2009, by jack (jackkav [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

O.Erment is Goverment

Devils Elbow Railroad Bridge
Posted August 8, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Perhaps he used stimulus money.........

Devils Elbow Railroad Bridge
Posted August 8, 2009, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Who is O. Ernment and how did he make enough of a fortune to buy a railroad bridge?

Devils Elbow Railroad Bridge
Posted August 6, 2009, by Jeff Huffman (jeffhtry [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The Army may paint the bridge but they don't replace their signs. Taken July 2nd 2009 while on a float trip

Devils Elbow Railroad Bridge
Posted July 3, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

WHAT THE ....! A railroad bridge with paint on it? Don't know that I've ever seen one of those!!

Devils Elbow Railroad Bridge
Posted July 3, 2009, by snoop (snoopdorkydork [at] rocketmail [dot] com)

Pictures from float trips on June 28 & July 2 2009