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Sweet Springs Railroad Bridge

Photos 

Piers from the SE corner

The water was up from recent flooding.

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2015

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BH Photo #344746

Map 

Description 

Abutments and pier are still visible on Google aerial imagery

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Davis Creek on Missouri Pacific Railroad
Location
Sweet Spring, Saline County, Missouri
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Removed in the 1970s
Railroads
- Lexington & Sedalia Railroad (L&S)
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.96607, -93.42109   (decimal degrees)
38°57'58" N, 93°25'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/463520/4313095 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 69284 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 30, 2015: New photos from Clark Vance
  • September 20, 2015: Added by James Baughn

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Comments 

Sweet Springs Railroad Bridge
Posted December 31, 2015, by Eric Kinkhorst (erick [dot] bud [at] gmail [dot] com)

You can follow the old RR bed all the way from Lexington to Sedalia, but I always was curious where it crossed Davis creek.