Mark Frazier

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Email: mfrazier404 [at] gmail [dot] com

Recent Updates 

Tuxedo Road Bridge (Saline County, Nebraska)
Through truss bridge over Big Blue River on Tuxedo Road in Crete
September 17, 2016: New photo
KCS - Blue Parkway Viaduct (Jackson County, Missouri)
Three-span open-spandrel arch bridge over Blue Parkway (former US 50) on the Kansas City Southern Railway in Kansas City
March 25, 2016: New photos
Nodaway River MO 46 Bridge (Nodaway County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge over Nodaway River on MO 46
January 23, 2016: New photos
Liberty Street Bridge (Clay County, Missouri)
Luten arch bridge over Wilkerson Creek on Liberty Street near Smithville
January 22, 2016: New photos
B&O - Point Pleasant-Henderson Bridge (Mason County, West Virginia)
Lost Bridge over Kanawha River on Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
January 5, 2016: New photo
NE 67 North Fork Little Nemaha River Bridge (Otoe County, Nebraska)
Pratt Through Truss bridge over North Fork Little Nemaha River on NE 67, at Lorton
March 22, 2015: New photos
Leavenworth Terminal Bridge (Leavenworth County, Kansas)
Lost through truss swing bridge over the Missouri River on Chicago & North Western Railway at Leavenworth
February 8, 2015: New photo
South Omaha Bridge (Douglas County, Nebraska)
Lost through truss bridge over Missouri River on US 275/NE 92/IA 92 in Omaha
August 29, 2014: New photos
First Cairo Railroad Bridge (Alexander County, Illinois)
Lost through and deck truss bridge over the Ohio River carrying the Illinois Central Railroad in Cairo
February 21, 2014: New photo
NW 56th Street Bridge (Platte County, Missouri)
Lost truss Bridge over Line Creek on NW 56th Street
January 20, 2014: Added
AJX Bridge (Johnson County, Wyoming)
Deck truss bridge over South Fork Powder River on I-25 West Service Road (Old US 87) at Milepost 246.30
January 14, 2014: New photos
Clear Creek Bridge (Pawnee County, Nebraska)
Pony truss bridge over Clear Creek on a county road, .5 mi. north and .2 mi. west of Table Rock
August 23, 2013: Updated by Mark Frazier: Fine tuned location/coordinates
Bristol Park Lane Bridge (Bannock County, Idaho)
Warren pony truss with all verticals bridge on Bristol Park Lane
August 5, 2013: Added
BG&CM - Front Street Overpass (Idaho County, Idaho)
Steel stringer bridge over Front Street on Bountiful Grain and Craig Mountain Railroad (BG&CM)
August 5, 2013: Added
KCCC&StJ - Culvert (Platte County, Missouri)
Concrete culvert bridge over Tributary of Jowler Creek on abandoned interurban RoW
April 18, 2013: Added
Alanthus Grove Bridge (Gentry County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge over Grand River on 285th Street
April 1, 2013: New photo
Raymond Bridge (Lancaster County, Nebraska)
Parker through truss bridge over North Oak Creek on West Raymond Road
March 23, 2013: Added
B&O - Wilkins-Rogers Flour Mill Bridge (Baltimore County, Maryland)
Pratt through truss bridge over Patapsco River on B&O Railroad
March 7, 2013: New photo
Tarkio River MO 111 Bridge (Holt County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Tarkio River on MO 111
January 7, 2013: Updated by Mark Frazier: Adjusted coordinates
Mississippi County Road 521 Bridge (Mississippi County, Missouri)
Lost pony truss bridge on CR 521 over Wilkinson Drainage Ditch
January 1, 2013: Updated by Mark Frazier: Update to note closed status of bridge
Mississippi County Road 521 Bridge (Mississippi County, Missouri)
Lost pony truss bridge on CR 521 over Wilkinson Drainage Ditch
January 1, 2013: New photos
Wabash - First Missouri River Bridge (St. Charles County, Missouri)
Lost bridge over the Missouri River with Trellis throught truss and Whipple through truss spans
November 17, 2012: Updated by Mark Frazier: Updated 1871 timeline.
Wabash - First Missouri River Bridge (St. Charles County, Missouri)
Lost bridge over the Missouri River with Trellis throught truss and Whipple through truss spans
November 17, 2012: New photo
Frisco Highline Trail - MO32 Overpass (Polk County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over MO 32 in Bolivar, MO. Formerly St.Louis San Francisco (Frisco) RR
October 11, 2012: Updated by Mark Frazier: Corrected coordinates, updated history
Plattsmouth Railroad Bridge (Cass County, Nebraska)
Pennsylvania through truss bridge over the Missouri River on the BNSF Railway at Plattsmouth
September 14, 2012: New photos
Plattsmouth Bridge (Cass County, Nebraska)
Through truss toll bridge over Missouri River on old US 34 at Plattsmouth
September 14, 2012: New photos
Jowler Creek Road Bridge (Platte County, Missouri)
Lost Pony truss bridge over Jowler Creek on Jowler Creek Road
September 9, 2012: New photos
Interurban Road Todd Creek Bridge (Platte County, Missouri)
Concrete arch bridge over Todd Creek on NW Interurban Road in Kansas City
September 9, 2012: New photo
Katy Trail - Perche Creek Bridge (Boone County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge over Perche Creek on the Katy Trail in McBaine
September 5, 2012: New photo
Fort Leavenworth Bridge (Leavenworth County, Kansas)
Lost Post through truss bridge over Missouri River
February 19, 2012: New photo
Liberty Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Pair of through truss bridges over Missouri River on MO 291 south of Liberty
February 16, 2012: New photo
St. Joseph Swing Bridge (Buchanan County, Missouri)
Pennsylvania through truss swing bridge over Missouri River on the Union Pacific Railroad in St. Joseph, MO and Elwood, KS.
July 1, 2011: New photos
Twelfth Street Viaduct (Jackson County, Missouri)
Concrete viaduct over the railroad tracks on Twelfth Street, just west of downtown Kansas City
April 17, 2011: New photos
BNSF - Establishment Creek Bridge (Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge over Establishment Creek on Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
March 19, 2011: Added
Klenken Bridge (Cooper County, Missouri)
Lost swinging bridge over Lamine River on Swinging Bridge Drive
February 6, 2011: New photos
Three Mile Creek Bridge (Leavenworth County, Kansas)
Concrete arch bridge over Three Mile Creek on FAU 3533 B.15-3.42 in Leavenworth
January 2, 2011: Updated by Mark Frazier: Repositioned coordinates and added builder note.
First Jefferson City Bridge (Cole County, Missouri)
Lost through truss swing bridge over the Missouri River at Jefferson City
January 1, 2011: New photo
CSX - "Big Sandy Junction" Bridge (Boyd County, Kentucky)
Warren through truss (Camelback designed) bridges over Big Sandy River on CSX Railroad
December 31, 2010: Updated by Mark Frazier: Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad
CR 419E Overpass (Delaware County, Indiana)
Timber stringer bridge over Cardinal Greenway (Former C&O RR) on CR 419E
December 31, 2010: Updated by Mark Frazier: Fixed typo in builder name
CSX - Triple Crossing Viaduct (Richmond, Virginia)
Deck plate girder bridge over single track of CSX Transportation (mid level) and Norfolk Southern Railway (ground level) on double track of CSX Transportation (former Chesapeake and Ohio Railway) in Richmond
December 31, 2010: Updated by Mark Frazier: Fixed typo in builder name
PRR/C&O Overpass (Grant County, Indiana)
Abandoned pony/through girder bridge over Winamac Southern Railway on former Conrail Railroad
December 31, 2010: Updated by Mark Frazier: Fixed typo in builder name
CSX - East Branch Twelve Mile Creek Bridge (Cass County, Indiana)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over East Branch Twelve Mile Creek on abandoned CSX Transportation (nee Chesapeake and Ohio of Indiana Railroad) in Twelve Mile
December 31, 2010: Updated by Mark Frazier: Fixed typo in builder name
CSX - Eel River Bridge (Cass County, Indiana)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Eel River on former CSX Transportation (nee Chesepeake and Ohio Railroad) in Hoover
December 31, 2010: Updated by Mark Frazier: Fixed typo in builder name
John H. Bankhead Tunnel (Mobile County, Alabama)
Single two-lane tunnel under Mobile River on US 98 (old U.S. 90) in Mobile
December 31, 2010: Updated by Mark Frazier: Fixed typo in builder name
Horton's Mill Covered Bridge 01-05-07 (Blount County, Alabama)
Town lattice through truss covered bridge over Black Warrior River on Horton Mill Road
December 31, 2010: Updated by Mark Frazier: Fixed typo in builder name
NS - Saint Charles Rail Bridge (St. Charles County, Missouri)
Cantilevered through truss bridge over the Missouri River Norfolk Southern Railway
December 31, 2010: Updated by Mark Frazier: Construction notes added.
Wabash - First Missouri River Bridge (St. Charles County, Missouri)
Lost bridge over the Missouri River with Trellis throught truss and Whipple through truss spans
December 31, 2010: Updated by Mark Frazier: Additional history notes.
NS - Saint Charles Rail Bridge (St. Charles County, Missouri)
Cantilevered through truss bridge over the Missouri River Norfolk Southern Railway
December 31, 2010: New photos
McKinley Bridge (St. Louis, Missouri)
Through truss bridge over the Mississippi River at St. Louis
December 19, 2010: New photo
Harry S. Truman Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge over Missouri River on Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroadand Union Pacific Railroad
December 5, 2010: New photo

Recent Comments 

Posted January 5, 2016

Postcard view of what I believe was the original bridge at this location.

Posted July 20, 2014

Old USGS quad excerpt showing original road alignment, by Wes Minder.

Posted October 2, 2012

Workers tackle removal of collapsed bridge - Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - Nevada Daily Mail

http://www.nevadadailymail.com/story/1899659.html

"Workers from Gilkey Tow Service, Rich Hill, work to attach chains and a block and tackle to the south approach of the old bridge that used to cross the Osage River just north of Schell City on Friday. Ron Gilkey, at the lower portion of the structure, handles a cable attached to his winch truck while Brent Morrison, higher on the structure and to the left, passes the block and tackle to Keith Beck. The crew worked through the night on Thursday, preparing to remove that portion of the old structure. The collapsed bridge -- on 2750 Road, also known as River Road -- connected Vernon and Bates counties for more than a century, having been constructed in 1900. It was the quickest route between Schell City and Rockville. The bridge fell into the river in February 2012 and it took several months to work out the logistics of getting it out of the river. The bridge belongs to Bates County, according to Missouri Department of Transportation records, and Gilkey approached the Bates County Commission about removing the bridge, saying he's doing it mostly for the scrap iron, "and to give something back." Most of the approach in the north side has been removed and Gilkey said he will pull the remainder of the old bridge out onto the south bank of the Osage. He also plans to remove the old bridge that collapsed into the Marmaton River just north of Nevada near the Cephus Ford Access many years ago. None of that work is costing the county any money. Gilkey has "no idea" when the projects will be finished, "I've never done anything like this before," he said. Rusty Murry/Daily Mail"

Posted October 20, 2010

Some new photographs from October 2010

Posted October 3, 2009

The pier that supported the traffic deck on the north side of the river still remains. Located at the edge of the rail yard.

Posted October 3, 2009

Two photographs of the first pier on the south side of the river. MoDOT retained this feature as part of the National Historic Preservation Act resolution.

Posted October 3, 2009

Here is an additional photo of the approach to the "lost" bridge.

Bridge Engineers at the University of Missouri, Columbia 1911
Posted July 25, 2008

Some of the men in this photograph may have built a few of the bridges on this site.

Posted March 15, 2008

Press photo from May 2, 1939. Men searching for a man associated with the Pendergast organiztion who they believed committed suicide by jumping from the bridge when faced with Federal income tax evasion charges.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted November 24, 2007

From the Corps of Engineers Kansas City District History of the Missouri River Navigation Project "Soundings" published in 1986 -- The cutoff began in 1947. A 10 feet wide by 15 feet channel was cut, with the river expected to erode it to 1,000 feet wide. When completed in 1949, it cutoff 4.7 miles of river channel. The bridge was built before the cuttof began.

I have attached a scan of a postcard I believe is the original bridge to Liberty before the cutoff.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Posted September 2, 2006

Link to the website for the current operator of the ferry: http://www.dorena-hickmanferryboat.com/directions.htm