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Green Park Alpha Concrete Spur Bridge

Photos 

Looking across

View to the west.

Photo taken by Mark Dellbringge in December 2011

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BH Photo #221494

Map 

Description 

This bridge was used to serve the quarries of the Alpha Concrete Company. In 1994, the quarry was abandoned and filled in with thousands of sandbags used in the Flood of 1993. An industrial park was built on top of the filled in quarry, and the edges of the quarry were built up with sandbags and dirt fill, explaining the appearance that the bridge leads to nothing.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned concrete stringer bridge over Gravois Creek, located just west of BNSF Railroad Trestle and off Grant's Trail
Location
Green Park, St. Louis County, Missouri
Status
Abandoned, with center span over Gravois Creek missing
History
Formerly used by Missouri Pacific Railroad to serve Alpha Concrete Co.
Railroad
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
Design
Concrete stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.52954, -90.32485   (decimal degrees)
38°31'46" N, 90°19'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/733191/4267964 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Webster Groves
Elevation
449.5 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 47535 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 6, 2016: New photo from Joe Leets
  • November 2, 2013: Updated by Joe Leets: Added new picture, corrected info
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • December 9, 2011: New photos from Mark Dellbringge
  • January 6, 2011: Added by Mark Dellbringge

Sources 

  • Mark Dellbringge