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Spruce Street Bridge

Photos 

The south face

Photo taken by Mark Dellbringge in September 2010

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BH Photo #178341

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Facts 

Overview
Lost steel stringer bridge over the MetroLink on Spruce Street in downtown St. Louis, across from third base entrance to Busch Stadium
Location
St. Louis, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built in 1874 along with the Eads Bridge; partially rebuilt in 1935; demolished early in 2016. Replacement bridge opened to traffic April 10th, 2016.
Railroad
- MetroLink (BSDA)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 35.1 ft.
Total length: 35.8 ft.
Deck width: 47.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.62306, -90.19472   (decimal degrees)
38°37'23" N, 90°11'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/744219/4278681 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cahokia
Inventory numbers
MONBI 32404 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 46105 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2014)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 48.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
2,000

Update Log 

  • September 8, 2016: Updated by Mark Dellbringge: Incorporated stats from Metro's One Stop blog
  • January 28, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "MetroLink"
  • February 12, 2011: Updated by Mark Dellbringge: Incorporated data from 2010 NBI: bridge is now "structurally deficient"
  • February 7, 2011: New photos from Mark Dellbringge
  • September 19, 2010: New photos from Mark Dellbringge
  • September 9, 2010: Added by Mark Dellbringge

Sources 

  • Mark Dellbringge