Chouteau Avenue Viaduct
The replacement structure
The UCEB replacement bridges was not designed the same as its 1918 predecessor, which was one long continuous span. But the old bridge was dilapidated and long overdue for replacement.
Photo taken by Mark Dellbringge in September 2010
BH Photo #175989
At the east end of the bridge was a ramp that led down to Central Industrial Drive. Near the western end of this bridge was the adjoining Vandeventer Avenue Overpass, which was built in 1935. This bridge was also demolished and it provided access to I-64/US 40. The access ramp to I-64/U.S. 40 is now controlled through a signalized intersection at Vandeventer & Papin (just north of Chouteau).
- Lost concrete stringer bridge on Chouteau Avenue (MO Highway 100) over Union Pacific / BNSF Railroads in St. Louis, between 39th Street and Vandeventer Ave.
- St. Louis, Missouri
- Replaced by two separate, shorter bridges
- Built 1918; demolished 2005 and replaced by two separate, shorter bridges with earth fill and retaining wall structures in between.
- Concrete stringer
Length of largest span: 38.1 ft.
Total length: 1,133.9 ft.
Deck width: 56.1 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +38.62746, -90.24371 (decimal degrees)
38°37'39" N, 90°14'37" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/739938/4279041 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Granite City
- Land survey
- T. 45 N., R. 7 E., Sec. 21
- Inventory number
- BH 45923 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 06/1999)
- Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 2.0 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 1998)
- September 5, 2010: New photos from Mark Dellbringge
- August 18, 2010: Added by Mark Dellbringge