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StL&H - Camp Creek Bridge

Photos 

Camp Creek #1

Photo taken by K. Allen Ballard November 21, 2017

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BH Photo #412022

Map 

Description 

The St. Louis & Hannibal was once owned by the John Ringling of the famous circus family. John Ringling North (nephew) was the last owner. This last portion of the StLH&RR was abandoned in May 1944 and its' assets liquidated over the next 10 years by local lawyer Harry Carstarphen. This bridge is easy to get to, easily viewed, explored and photographed.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned concrete deck girder bridge over Camp Creek on St. Louis & Hannibal RR
Location
Ralls County, Missouri
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Future prospects
Abandoned in place; left to the elements.
History
Originally, the span here was likely a Wooden Pile trestle. During the early part of 1900 the 'Short Line' replaced their wooden trestle bridges with concrete versions like this.
Builder
- Unknown
Railroad
- St. Louis & Hannibal Railroad (StL&H)
Design
Concrete deck girder & concrete wing walls.
Also called
Mile Post 5.0
Camp Creek Flag Stop Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.63505, -91.38807   (decimal degrees)
39°38'06" N, 91°23'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/638326/4388494 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hannibal West
Inventory number
BH 79553 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,328)
Built during 1910s (9,225)
Concrete girder (911)
Deck girder (5,013)
Girder (9,076)
Missouri (6,129)
Railroad (14,296)
Ralls County, Missouri (40)
St. Louis & Hannibal Railroad (7)
Unknown (34)

Update Log 

  • November 28, 2017: New photos from K. Allen Ballard
  • November 27, 2017: Added by K. Allen Ballard

Sources 

  • K. Allen Ballard - speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com