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Rock Island Spur Trail - Big Creek Tributary Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Kelly McClanahan in April 2016

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BH Photo #351539

Description 

New trail bridge built using steel stringers over existing railroad bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Slab bridge over Unnamed Big Creek Tributary on Rock Island Spur Trail
Location
Cass County, Missouri
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Future prospects
Now part of the MoRIT, Rock Island Rail Trail, been converted for trail use.
History
Built 1903, converted to trail use 2016
Railroad
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
Design
Slab
Dimensions
Span length: 24.0 ft.
Total length: 24.0 ft.
Also called
RI Bridge #2595
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.74758, -94.23941   (decimal degrees)
38°44'51" N, 94°14'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/392295/4289495 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
East Lynne
Inventory number
BH 71822 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 15, 2019: New photos from John Marvig
  • January 1, 2019: New photos from Clark Vance
  • April 15, 2016: Added by Kelly McClanahan

Sources 

  • Kelly McClanahan
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

RI - Big Creek Tributary Bridge
Posted January 1, 2019, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The current deck is new and appears to have been built over the original deck using two wide flange deck girders. This raises the trail a foot or two above the rest of the grade.