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Arsenal Street Bridge

Photos 

UCEB, oblique view, south face

Photo taken by Mark Dellbringge in June 2011

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BH Photo #200605

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Street Views 

Description 

The western end of the old bridge had a sharp left-hand turn for westbound motorists. The replacement bridge is built on a straight re-alignment of Arsenal Street. The replacement bridge is heavily used by tractor-trailers to access the railroad yards a short distance south.

Facts 

Overview
Lost combination open-spandrel arch bridge over River Des Peres and concrete stringer bridge over BNSF Railroad yards on Arsenal Street, just west of Jamieson Ave. in St. Louis
Location
St. Louis, Missouri
Status
Replaced by UCEB
History
Built in 1928; replaced by UCEB in 1995
Design
Open-spandrel arch span over River Des Peres
Concrete stringer spans (balance of structure over railroad yard)
There was also a stairway on the bridge's southern face to allow access to a railroad yard security tower
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 103.0 ft.
Total length: 645.0 ft.
Deck width: 60.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.60914, -90.30742   (decimal degrees)
38°36'33" N, 90°18'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/734451/4276842 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Webster Groves
Land survey
T. 45 N., R. 6 E., Sec. 26
Inventory number
BH 46503 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/1991)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 36.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1990)
20,369

Categories 

Arch (11,258)
Beam (12,261)
Built 1928 (1,047)
Built during 1920s (8,865)
Concrete stringer (617)
Deck arch (10,495)
Have street view (22,551)
Lost (18,931)
Lost 1995 (400)
Lost during 1990s (3,716)
Missouri (5,967)
Owned by city (4,545)
Replaced by new bridge (12,561)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,064)
St. Louis, Missouri (141)
Structurally deficient (18,550)
Total length 500-1000 feet (2,565)

Update Log 

  • June 9, 2011: New photos from Mark Dellbringge
  • October 15, 2010: Added by Mark Dellbringge

Sources 

  • Mark Dellbringge