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UP - Highley Heights Bridge

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Highley Heights Railroad Bridge

Photo taken by Jack Schmidt in March 10, 2014

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BH Photo #279412

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt deck truss bridge over Big River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Desloge, St. Francois County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Mississippi River & Bonne Terre Railway (MR&BT)
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Main spans: Two-span Pratt deck truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.88438, -90.52845   (decimal degrees)
37°53'04" N, 90°31'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/717352/4195866 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bonne Terre
Inventory number
BH 49639 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 16, 2011: Added by James Baughn

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net

Comments 

UP - Highley Heights Bridge
Posted September 1, 2018, by Luke

The style of postcard is mid 1900s, and already shows riveted connections vs the pinned connections prominent in 1890s bridge construction.

So this isn't an 1891 bridge, but it likely replaced one, so I'll make up an entry for it.

UP - Highley Heights Bridge
Posted September 1, 2018, by Rich Kaduce (rkaduce [at] outlook [dot] com)

I think there is picture of the bridge (circa 1900) on the Mississippi River and Bonnterre Railroad wiki website. As for the riveted connections I'm sure the bridge has been upgraded to handle modern traffic.

UP - Highley Heights Bridge
Posted August 31, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I would estimate this to be an early 1900s bridge. It is a lighter structure than later riveted trusses, but it still shows features of the 20th century. It is possible it was set onto older stone substructures, which could have been built in 1891.

UP - Highley Heights Bridge
Posted August 31, 2018, by Anonymous

I see riveted connections, which means it's probably later than 1891.

Highley Heights Railroad Bridge
Posted August 31, 2018, by Rich Kaduce (rkaduce [at] outlook [dot] com)

A 1904 USGS map shows this bridge was on the Mississippi River and Bonnterre Railroad line. The bridge was built in 1891.

Highley Heights Railroad Bridge
Posted October 2, 2017, by Dale Dworak (Ddworak1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

We used to walk out to the center pillar along the bottom.