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Rockview Overpass



Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2011


BH Photo #254419


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On May 25, 2013, two trains, a BNSF and an UP, collided at the diamond crossing directly under the bridge. In the issuing collision, the bridge collapsed. The bridge remains where quickly removed, and rebuilt. The bridge reopened August 30, 2013, several months ahead of time.


Steel stringer bridge over BNSF and UP railroads on Route M
Scott County, Missouri
Open to traffic
First built 1988, the main span destroyed by train collision on May 25, 2013, reopened on August 30th, 2013.
- Burns & McDonnell of Kansas City, Missouri (Design)
- Goodwin Brothers Construction Co.
- MoDot
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Steel stringer
Length of largest span: 125.3 ft.
Total length: 367.1 ft.
Deck width: 28.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.20476, -89.64005   (decimal degrees)
37°12'17" N, 89°38'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/265707/4120852 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 29 N., R. 13 E., Sec. 5
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory numbers
MONBI 3576 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 56338 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2013)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 74.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 18, 2013: New Street View added by Kelly McClanahan
  • May 26, 2013: New photos from James Baughn
  • May 25, 2013: New photos from James Baughn


  • Kelly McClanahan


Rockview Overpass
Posted August 30, 2013, by Kelly McClanahan

Good news -- I read on the MoDot webpage -- the bridge is now open.

Rockview Overpass
Posted July 18, 2013, by Kelly McClanahan

An update on the bridge -- http://contribute.modot.mo.gov/southeast/news_and_informatio...

The bridge should be opened by the end of Aug.

Rockview Overpass
Posted May 27, 2013, by Kelly McClanahan

As stated the bridge was dropped by a collision between an UP and BNSF. As of 5/27 the bridge was cleared, and the UP line was already opened. MoDot says that is should be open by December. My father (who worked for MoDot) says that they will simply pull the final plans, and put it back up.

Rockview Overpass
Posted May 25, 2013, by Anonymous

Ah, really great capture of both a bridge and rail fanning. I've seen ol Union Pacific 844 steam locomotive up close. The railroad takes it all around the country promoting railroading.