Wabash - Market Street Overpass
Wabash Railroad Bridge #8B
Seen circled in red. Switch leading to the bridge can be seen to the left, just past the Vandeventer/Manchester Ave. bridge over which the train is crossing.
George Drake, Sr. photograph; courtesy Wabash Railroad Historical Society
BH Photo #308461
As can be seen in the photograph, this combination of bridge types extended north, off the Wabash mainline (the switch lead can be seen just past the Vandeventer/Manchester Ave. bridge), eventually crossing Market Street. This stretch of auxiliary track allowed the Wabash to serve a number of industries north of Market, including Pittsburg Plate Glass, Century Electric and Falstaff Brewing, among others.
According to a ca. 1954 Sanborn map, the majority of the pile trestle portion of the bridge was north of Market Street, running alongside the location of the Chase Brass & Copper Co. building.
It is presumed that Bridge #8B was removed in the late 1950's, to allow the construction of the Daniel Boone Expressway through this general area. The Wabash constructed a new bridge to access the industries north of Market; see Related Bridges link for further information on that bridge.
- Lost deck plate girder bridge over Market St. on Wabash Railroad (industrial spur)
- St. Louis, Missouri
- Replaced by a new bridge
- - Wabash Railroad (WAB)
- Coming north off Wabash RR main line: 107' pile trestle, 31' I-beam, 292' concrete trestle, 723' deck plate girder, 543' pile trestle
Total length: 1,045.3 ft.
Deck width: 13.0 ft.
- Also called
- Wabash Railroad Bridge #8B
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +38.63230, -90.24143 (decimal degrees)
38°37'56" N, 90°14'29" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/740121/4279584 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Granite City
- Inventory number
- BH 64145 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- November 19, 2014: Updated by James Holzmeier: Added link to image of bridge on westernrailimages.com
- November 18, 2014: Updated by James Holzmeier: Added by James Holzmeier