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UP - Rough Creek Trestle


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Photo taken by James Baughn


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Large railroad viaduct on the former Missouri-Illinois Railroad (Now Union Pacific Railroad) near Weingarten; visible from MO 32
Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri
Open to railroad traffic
Opened Nov. 29, 1902
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- Missouri-Illinois Railroad (M&I)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Warren deck truss
Also called
MoPac - Rough Creek Trestle
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.86809, -90.25017   (decimal degrees)
37°52'05" N, 90°15'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/741882/4194743 (zone/easting/northing)
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Inventory number
BH 22674 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 13, 2009: New photo from Nathan Morton
  • March 24, 2009: New photos from Nathan Morton
  • August 25, 2008: New photo from James Baughn
  • April 4, 2007: Posted additional photos from Nathan Morton


  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com


UP - Rough Creek Trestle
Posted June 30, 2016, by Brad (Conniechitwood58 [at] gmail [dot] com [dot] )

I live in park hills,close to the tracks.last Dec.when we had the big flood,u.p.used this old track to Bismarck.I filmed 6 trains during that time.I'm most interested in this because when I was a child,i was fascinated by trains.At that age it was everyday the train would pull into Bismarck and I would watch them switch cars and leave.So if you're interested I can send my videos of those trains that crossed that bridge!!!ALso would like any history or videos you have.The track hasn't been used since.P.S.My videos are from Park Hills,not on the bridge.

UP - Rough Creek Trestle
Posted January 8, 2015, by Tom (Reedtom [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

I have several photos of this trestle and some photos and videos with trains actually operating on it.

Rough Creek Trestle
Posted May 4, 2011, by Jack Wright (Jack [dot] wright [at] modot [dot] mo [dot] gov)

Regarding the earlier comment that this should be BNSF/UP, that is incorrect as this is solely a Union Pacific RR bridge & used when the RR needs to move Mississippi Lime cars to Bismarck, for example when the line north out of Ste. Gen is closed due to high water.


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Rough Creek Trestle
Posted July 18, 2009, by jack (jackkav [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

this should be BNSF/UP

Rough Creek Trestle
Posted April 17, 2006, by Scott (slsu_conductor [at] yahoo [dot] com)

well...I can tell you last summer this line was in operation...know how I know? I was the conductor on the local out of Ste Gen that first day it was open for re-routes to Bismarck...LSH08 was taking loaded lime cars to Bismarck to meet up with the 57 local