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UP - Lesperance Trestle


From Chouteau Ave. looking north, underneath MacArthur Bridge

Photo taken by Nathan Morton in June 2009


BH Photo #141955


Street Views 


Deck plate girder bridge main span over I-55 and steel stringer/deck plate girder bridges over several city streets on the Union Pacific Railroad at the southern edge of Downtown St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri
Open to railroad traffic
Built 1952 by the American Bridge Co. of New York
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Contractor)
- US Steel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Steel Fabrication)
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
- Deck plate girder main span over westbound I-70 / southbound I-55 with steel stringer approach spans above the I-55 entrance / exit ramps to / from the Poplar Street Bridge
- Steel stringer spans over Chouteau Avenue, 1st and Cedar Streets, 2nd Street, 4th Street, and Broadway
- Deck plate girder spans over 6th and 7th Streets
- Concrete deck girder spans with (primarily) three-legged pier supports in between
- Viaduct incorporates a railroad "wye" switch above 1st and Gratiot Streets before turning west towards the 7th Street terminus
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.61892, -90.19039   (decimal degrees)
38°37'08" N, 90°11'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/744610/4278234 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 42901 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 18, 2019: New photos from Joe Sonderman
  • September 30, 2010: Updated by Mark Dellbringge: Fixed name
  • September 29, 2010: New photo from Mark Dellbringge
  • September 26, 2010: New photos from Mark Dellbringge
  • September 21, 2010: New Street View added by Mark Dellbringge
  • September 19, 2010: New photos from Mark Dellbringge
  • September 17, 2010: Updated by Mark Dellbringge: Added year of construction and builders
  • June 30, 2009: Updated by Nathan Morton
  • June 29, 2009: Added by Nathan Morton


  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mark Dellbringge
  • Joe Sonderman