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Columbia Avenue Bridge

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Photo taken by James Baughn in November 2008

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Overview
Stringer bridge over Union Pacific Railroad on Columbia Avenue in St. Louis
Location
St. Louis, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic with a 15-ton weight limit
History
Built 1913
Railroad
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Concrete stringer bridge with balustrades
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 32.2 ft.
Total length: 87.9 ft.
Deck width: 36.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.61080, -90.27389   (decimal degrees)
38°36'39" N, 90°16'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/737366/4277113 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Webster Groves
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
4,060
Inventory numbers
MONBI 12879 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 38037 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 8.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • June 9, 2011: New photos from Mark Dellbringge
  • November 13, 2008: New photos from James Baughn
  • November 8, 2008: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Mark Dellbringge

Comments 

Columbia Avenue Bridge
Posted November 14, 2008, by Mark Dellbringge

I believe the Columbia Avenue bridge right now has a weight limit of 13 tons. Many years ago one of the concrete piers under the bridge was damaged due to a derailment.

A bridge similar to the Columbia Avenue bridge is the lost Arsenal Street UPRR bridge. It is located about 1/4 mile south of the Columbia Avenue Bridge. It had a hump in the middle and similar balustrades. It too was built in 1913 and was replaced in 2006.