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Fee Fee Road Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken March 2006 by Jack Schmidt

BH Photo #107191

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Wooden bridge over Missouri Central Railroad tracks on Fee Fee Road in Maryland Heights
Location
St. Louis County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1962
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 21.0 ft.
Total length: 109.9 ft.
Deck width: 23.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.71358, -90.42850   (decimal degrees)
38°42'49" N, 90°25'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/723582/4288132 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Creve Coeur
Land survey
T. 46 N., R. 5 E., Sec. 23
Inventory numbers
MO 096-270700.4 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 20694 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22627 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 43.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
1,764

Update Log 

  • October 18, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • April 3, 2006: Posted photos from Jack Schmidt

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Comments 

Fee Fee Road Bridge
Posted October 20, 2016, by KellyM (kelly [at] accioyarn [dot] com)

Confirmed that this bridge will be demolished after 31 Oct 2016. It will not be replaced. Maryland Heights plans to create a cul-de-sac on the north side of the crossing and terminate Fee Fee Road at Dunlap Industrial on the south.

RIP, bridge!

Fee Fee Road Bridge
Posted October 17, 2016, by KellyM (kelly [at] accioyarn [dot] com)

Today, (10/17/16) there were signs posted that as of 10/31/16, Fee Fee Rd. will be closed between Schuetz Rd. and Dorsett Rd. for what appears to be permanent bridge removal. As this structure is the ONLY bridge on that stretch of Fee Fee, I believe this bridge's days are numbered, literally.

I have not researched to find out if it will be replaced. The rail line is active, and if a train was on the tracks on the at-grade crossing on Dorsett, there would be no access for emergency vehicles east of the line.

Fee Fee Road Bridge
Posted September 23, 2010, by William Benz (bubish [at] gmail [dot] com)

Actually these tracks are still in use! The line has been reactivated all the way to Union.

No large freight trains or anything, but they do bring a small train led by switchers through here a couple times a day.

Fee Fee Road Bridge
Posted July 14, 2009, by jack (jackkav [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

to whom it may interest these tracks are abandoned athough they are owned by the UP railroad so unless UPRR opens them up I do not think you will see a train ever again If you dont belive me just bring a lawn chair and sit there by the tracks but I know you will not find a train

see SSW bought RI and then MP bought SSW/RI and then UP bought MP so UP RAILROAD owns these tracks but you might find some old train cars from SSW/RI/MP/Frisco?

Fee Fee Road Bridge
Posted April 30, 2008, by Max Johnson

To answer a persons question about the railroad tracks, YES.

These are the old Rock Island tracks, I used Google maps to follow it to a location I know where they are abandoned (about 50 miles away)

So, YES, these are the Rock Island tracks from Kansas City to St. Louis

Fee Fee Road Bridge
Posted December 4, 2007, by Remick Bloss (madirea1 [at] netscape [dot] com)

This is a question ( not really a comment): is this the old Rock Island track? I have been interested in this particular portion of the Rock Island, but there are not many pictures available. I am just curious. Thanks.