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South Kingshighway Boulevard MetroLink Overpass

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Guard rail along western edge set in stone footings

Photo taken by Mark Dellbringge in August 2010

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BH Photo #173159

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Description 

Only the western guard rail of this bridge is visible from South Kingshighway Boulevard. It is part of a tunnel that runs under S. Kingshighway and the hospital builidings to its east, all the way over to Euclid Avenue. The tunnel is used by the MetroLink light rail system.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over the MetroLink on South Kingshighway Boulevard in St. Louis
Location
St. Louis, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1937
Railroads
- MetroLink (BSDA)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Steel stringer with stone abutments
Dimensions
Span length: 45.9 ft.
Total length: 45.9 ft.
Deck width: 91.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.63728, -90.26611   (decimal degrees)
38°38'14" N, 90°15'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/737956/4280072 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clayton
Land survey
T. 45 N., R. 7 E., Sec. 18
Inventory numbers
MONBI 12950 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 45933 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2015)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 60.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
45,900

Categories 

Beam (12,198)
Built 1937 (719)
Built during 1930s (10,672)
Functionally obsolete (8,044)
Have street view (22,466)
MetroLink (16)
Missouri (5,956)
Open (36,834)
Owned by city (4,526)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,705)
St. Louis, Missouri (141)
Steel stringer (4,813)
Total length 25-50 feet (9,919)
Wabash Railroad (545)

Update Log 

  • January 28, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "MetroLink"
  • February 12, 2011: Updated by Mark Dellbringge: Clarified description; updated with data from 2010 NBI.
  • August 22, 2010: New photos from Mark Dellbringge
  • August 19, 2010: Added by Mark Dellbringge

Sources 

  • Mark Dellbringge