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Wabash - Lindell Avenue Overpass

Photos 

Wabash Railroad Bridge #11

Postcard view

Photographer unknown

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BH Photo #308433

Map 

Description 

Through plate girder bridge contract let to American Bridge Company. Decorative concrete work contract let to the Geisel Construction Company.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pony/through girder bridge over Lindell Ave. on Wabash, later N&W, Railroad
Location
St. Louis, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1903 to raise the grade of the Wabash RR through Forest Park over Lindell, prior to the 1904 World's Fair. Possibly replaced with O.G. bridge in 1929, per related link.
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Geisel Construction Co. of St. Louis, Missouri
Railroad
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Pony/through girder
Dimensions
Span length: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 80.0 ft.
Also called
Wabash Railroad Bridge #11
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.64500, -90.27457   (decimal degrees)
38°38'42" N, 90°16'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/737194/4280907 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clayton
Inventory number
BH 64134 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 18, 2014: Updated by James Holzmeier: Updated history and added related bridge link

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Comments 

Wabash - Lindell Avenue Overpass
Posted June 16, 2016, by J. Charles Binder (jcharlesbinder [at] aol [dot] com)

This bridge crossed over Grand Drive southwest of the intersection of Lindell and Kingshighway. It was demolished when the railroad tracks were depressed in a trench and Grand Drive went over the tracks. The arrows in two of the images point to the bridge. The dual image shows Grand Drive 'before' and 'after' the tracks were depressed.

Wabash Railroad Bridge #11
Posted June 6, 2015, by Bob Holtzmann (bobholtzmann [at] charter [dot] net)

It's Grand Drive, not Lindell (or more specifically, Union)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1920-Postcard-Grand-Drive-Forest-Par...