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MoPac - Tholozan Avenue Overpass

Photos 

Looking southwest along old right of way

We start here, two blocks away from the old bridge site. The Missouri Pacific Railroad operated a railroad spur, which connected with the mainline just west of Morganford and Fairview, and had its southern terminus near the old Venture Store (now Burlington Coat Factory) on Christy Boulevard.

Pictured here is the old grade crossing on Oleatha Avenue.

Photo taken by Mark Dellbringge in July 2011

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BH Photo #205470

Map 

Brief History 

Written by Joe Leets

This spur was used to serve industrial factories in the area. This spur once crossed Chippewa Street and continue to the other side. This bridge had its terminus near Burlington Coat Factory.

Facts 

Overview
Lost slab bridge over Tholozan Avenue on abandoned Missouri Pacific Railroad spur
Location
St. Louis, Missouri
Status
Removed
History
Removed in 2000 after spur had been abandoned
Railroad
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
Design
Slab
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.59383, -90.27043   (decimal degrees)
38°35'38" N, 90°16'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/737723/4275238 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Webster Groves
Inventory number
BH 49131 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

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Railroad (14,370)
Slab (1,865)
St. Louis, Missouri (145)

Update Log 

  • December 31, 2012: Essay added by Joe Leets
  • July 25, 2011: New photos from Mark Dellbringge
  • July 18, 2011: Added by Mark Dellbringge

Sources 

  • Mark Dellbringge

Comments 

Tholozan Avenue MP RR Bridge
Posted November 27, 2012, by Luke Harden (lmharden [at] iastate [dot] edu)

It IS mapped.

Tholozan Avenue MP RR Bridge
Posted November 27, 2012, by Anonymous

Someone needs to put a map route on here.