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Wellington Avenue River des Peres Bridge

Photos 

Distant overview

View is to the south.

Photo taken by Mark Dellbringge in July 2010

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BH Photo #170650

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Lost concrete stringer bridge over River des Peres on Wellington Avenue (at Ellendale Avenue)
Location
St. Louis, Missouri
Status
Replaced by UCEB
History
Built in 1931; demolished April 30th, 2012; replacement bridge opened to traffic June 6th, 2013.
Design
Concrete stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 120.1 ft.
Deck width: 49.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.60154, -90.31557   (decimal degrees)
38°36'06" N, 90°18'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/733766/4275978 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Webster Groves
Land survey
T. 45 N., R. 6 E., Sec. 35
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
14,654
Inventory numbers
MONBI 12436 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 45715 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 47.3 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • June 17, 2013: Updated by Mark Dellbringge: Status change: Bridge has been replaced.
  • May 11, 2012: Updated by Mark Dellbringge: Status change: Bridge has been demolished.
  • April 30, 2012: Updated by Mark Dellbringge: Status change: Bridge is now closed and is being demolished; removed description; updated history.
  • April 4, 2012: Updated by Mark Dellbringge: Status change: Bridge to be demolished and replaced.
  • June 9, 2011: New photos from Mark Dellbringge
  • July 28, 2010: Updated by Mark Dellbringge: Added year built from NBI
  • July 27, 2010: Updated by Mark Dellbringge: Edited bridge description
  • July 26, 2010: Updated by Mark Dellbringge: Added short description

Sources 

  • Mark Dellbringge

Comments 

Wellington Avenue River des Peres Bridge
Posted September 11, 2012, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Matt:

I agree. I also think that a lot of our visitors mistakenly think that we are either a government website, or are affiliated with contractors.

Wellington Avenue River des Peres Bridge
Posted September 11, 2012, by Matt Lohry

What a dumb, pointless rant. All it does is show complete lack of intelligence. Save your cursing for Facebook; it doesn't belong here.

Wellington Avenue River des Peres Bridge
Posted September 11, 2012, by Anonymous

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Wellington Avenue River des Peres Bridge
Posted May 23, 2012, by Anonymous

Yeah, that turn was not a lot of fun - I think the road right before and right after had a 30 or 35 speed limit but you had to slow down to 15 to make the turn. You can see what the result of that was in the picture of the railings.

I'm going to miss the 30's style railings, but I'm happy this one is getting replaced. I wish just the city would put the jersey barrier inside the sidewalk and replicate the styling of the old bridge on the outside of the sidewalk.

Wellington Avenue River des Peres Bridge
Posted May 12, 2012, by Bill McGann

A shame to see the bridge go, but if it was as beat up as it appears in the photos, perhaps it was for the best.

Wellington Avenue River des Peres Bridge
Posted May 11, 2012, by Anonymous

It is reported that people would hit the southern barrier about once a week.

Wellington over River Des Peres is no more.