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Indian Creek Bridge

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Side View

Photo taken by John Christeson in November 2014

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BH Photo #307574

Map 

Description 

One of the newest rail lines in the US, built in 1961 to serve a joint Bethlehem Steel/Meramec Mining Co. iron mine. The line was built to carry some of the heaviest trains the railroad ever hauled.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Indian Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Washington County, Missouri
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1961 to haul ore from the Pea Ridge iron mine near Sullivan. Route discontinued 2001.
Railroads
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Concrete stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.14819, -90.99331   (decimal degrees)
38°08'53" N, 90°59'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/675835/4224159 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 39 N., R. 1 W., Sec. 2
Elevation
637 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 63972 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 19, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Probable location
  • November 6, 2014: Added by John Christeson

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Comments 

Indian Creek Bridge
Posted March 19, 2019, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Recent spur to mine. Not on 1948 15' quad, shown as MoPac on 1981 7.5' quad.