Rating:
No votes cast

Lost Railroad Bridge Over I-270

Share:

Map 

Street View 

Description 

This bridge may possibly have been used in the late 1800's to early 1900's as a spur to the Meramec Highlands Quarry. West abutment has not been located.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Railroad Bridge over I-270
Location
Keyes Summit, St. Louis County, Missouri
Status
Demolished
History
Lost Railroad bridge over I-270, only one concrete abutment remains in Eastern edge of blasted rock near current RR bridge.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.56661, -90.43984   (decimal degrees)
38°33'60" N, 90°26'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/723051/4271792 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kirkwood
Inventory number
BH 56790 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 26, 2013: Updated by Joe Leets: Added Bridge

Comments 

Lost Railroad Bridge Over I-270
Posted July 12, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

After talking with a local and looking at maps I suspect the concrete here does not represent a lost bridge and should be considered for deletion. Any thoughts?

Lost Railroad Bridge Over I-270
Posted March 9, 2017, by Barry Jarrett (barry [at] coffeeprojects [dot] com)

I doubt that abutment is any older than I-270, since that rock was blasted out in the '60s.

It may have been a pier for a power line tower.