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Wabash - Engleholm Creek Bridge

Photo 

Wabash Railroad Bridge #24

Photographer unknown

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BH Photo #308120

Map 

Description 

From the July 15, 1905 edition of Railway & Engineering Review: "Structure contains 402 cu. yds. of concrete at $8.25 per cu. yd.; total cost (including 238 yds. of excavation) was $4735.57."

This culvert was undoubtedly constructed in order to handle the increased traffic due to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, held in Forest Park, just south of this location.

This bridge replaced a pile trestle bridge, which was constructed here in the year 1884, according to an addendum to the Wabash B&B book of 1902.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete culvert bridge over Engleholm Creek on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
Location
St. Louis County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1904
Railroad
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Concrete culvert
Dimensions
Total length: 39.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Also called
Wabash Railroad Bridge #24
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.67523, -90.29955   (decimal degrees)
38°40'31" N, 90°17'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/734920/4284198 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clayton
Inventory number
BH 64024 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1904 (562)
Built during 1900s (7,252)
Culvert (1,380)
Missouri (6,315)
Open (39,975)
Railroad (15,600)
St. Louis County, Missouri (191)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,214)
Wabash Railroad (575)

Update Log 

  • November 10, 2014: Updated by James Holzmeier: Added photo of bridge

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