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South Kingshighway Blvd. UPRR Overpass

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UP Railroad Bridge over S. Kingshighway Blvd

Union Pacific Railroad (former Missouri Pacific Railroad) Bridge. MP passenger advertising still visible on the both sides.

Photo taken by Bob Morgan in June 2006

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Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over S. Kingshighway Boulevard on the Union Pacific Railroad in St. Louis City, Mo.
Location
St. Louis, Missouri
Status
Open to one track of railroad traffic
History
Built in 1898 by the Union Bridge Co. of New York
Builder
- Union Bridge Co.
Design
Deck plate girder
Also called
Route of the Eagles Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.60093, -90.26998   (decimal degrees)
38°36'03" N, 90°16'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/737739/4276028 (zone/easting/northing)
USGS topographic map
Webster Groves
Inventory number
BH 39444 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (4,237)
Built 1898 (164)
Built during 1890s (1,660)
Deck girder (2,355)
Girder (4,284)
Have street view (13,911)
Missouri (4,634)
Missouri Pacific Railroad (101)
Open (30,126)
Owned by railroad (5,317)
Plate girder (3,102)
Railroad (6,507)
St. Louis, Missouri (124)
Union Bridge Co. (34)
Union Pacific Railroad (1,098)

Update Log 

  • September 8, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Missouri Pacific Railroad"
  • July 25, 2011: New photos from Mark Dellbringge
  • August 2, 2010: Updated by Mark Dellbringge: Posted new photos and corrected year bridge was built
  • February 13, 2009: New photos from David Backlin
  • February 7, 2009: Added by Bob Morgan

Sources 

  • Bob Morgan - morgans212 [at] nc [dot] rr [dot] com
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Mark Dellbringge

Comments 

South Kingshighway Blvd. UPRR Overpass
Posted January 21, 2013, by Mark Dellbringge

This UP line through South St. Louis originates from the BNSF railroad west of Vandeventer/Tower Grove, travels west of Tower Grove Park, and continues through to meet up with the UP main line that parallels the Mississippi River at a point just north of the River Des Peres. Amtrak also uses this line, UP freight trains use it about five times daily.

South Kingshighway Blvd. UPRR Overpass
Posted September 8, 2012, by Jack (jpkava10 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Is this a main line?

South Kingshighway Blvd. UPRR Overpass
Posted July 25, 2011, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Google books has a couple of listings for the UBC around this time at 1 Broadway and 100 Broadway. Looking at the picture of the plaque it might read "No.1 Broadway".

South Kingshighway Blvd Railroad Overpass
Posted July 14, 2009, by jack (jackkav [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

I think that it was bulit in 1921 and the first bridge was built in 1856

South Kingshighway Blvd Railroad Overpass
Posted April 27, 2009, by Mark Dellbringge

It is a safe bet to say this bridge was constructed by the Union Bridge Co. of New York in 1894.

South Kingshighway Blvd Railroad Overpass
Posted April 13, 2009, by Mark Dellbringge

I made a personal visit to this bridge on April 11th. I was looking at the builders' plaque with binoculars and was able to discover that the bridge was built by the Union Bridge Co. of New York. It looks like it was built in either 1894 or 1934, but the year is partially obscured by so many varying shades of color and flaking paint due to the railroad logos painted on the bridge.