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Kingsbury Avenue Bridge

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Deck view, looking towards the east

Photo taken by Mark Dellbringge in August 2010

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Overview
Concrete stringer bridge on Kingsbury Avenue over the MetroLink in St. Louis
Location
St. Louis, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1936 by the Missouri State Highway Department
Railroad
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Concrete stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 34.1 ft.
Total length: 89.9 ft.
Deck width: 42.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.65214, -90.29199   (decimal degrees)
38°39'08" N, 90°17'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/735654/4281654 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clayton
Inventory numbers
MONBI 12949 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 45947 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2015)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 19.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
1,300

Update Log 

  • November 19, 2014: Updated by James Holzmeier: Added link to image of bridge on westernrailimages.com
  • August 22, 2010: Added by Mark Dellbringge

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Kingsbury Avenue Bridge
Posted November 19, 2014, by James Holzmeier (wabashry [at] gmail [dot] com)

Mark Dellbringge, you ask a very good question. As Kingsbury & Waterman are both municipal streets (and I can find no evidence, using Sanborn Maps throughout the years, that they were ever MO highways), the only thing I can postulate is that since these bridges were built during the Depression years, that maybe since federal funding, funneled through the state, paid for their construction, possibly that's why the state got credit for their construction. ???