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CMR - Fiddle Creek Bridge


Fiddle Creek Railroad Bridge


Photo taken by Jamie Forbes on October 29, 2011

BH Photo #219044


I discovered this bridge while taking pictures of the Fiddle Creek Bridge. As you can see from the first photo, it's hidden from view during the summer months. - JWF


Warren through truss bridge over Fiddle Creek on Central Midland Railway (former RI)
Oetters, Franklin County, Missouri
Open to traffic
- Central Midland Railway (CMR)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
- Missouri Central Railroad (MOC)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- St. Louis Southwestern Railway (SSW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
1 Sp. 100' Riveted Warren through truss
Span length: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Also called
RI - Br. #421
RI - Ridenhour Creek Bridge
RI - Fiddle Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.55729, -90.79634   (decimal degrees)
38°33'26" N, 90°47'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/692013/4269952 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
485 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 49957 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 13, 2016: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added categories "Riveted", "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad", "Southern Pacific Railroad", "St. Louis Southwestern Railway", "Union Pacific Railroad", "Central Midland Railway", "Missouri Central Railroad"
  • October 30, 2011: Updated by Jamie Forbes: Added bridge to website with photos.


  • Jamie Forbes - jwforbes87 [at] gmail [dot] com


CMR - Fiddle Creek Bridge
Posted January 7, 2017, by Jerry L Brooks (jerrylbrooks [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Yes, this line[Central Midland Railroad/Ameren] is still in use to Union,Missouri. Ameren wanted to use this line for coal but UP would insist in the sale contract no coal be hauled to Labadie.

Fiddle Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted January 1, 2012, by John Oechsner (bigtex144 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

It looks to be part of the C&RIP line, but I didn't realize it was part still used by MOC to serve Labadie which is fantastic.

I was wondering why this section of track was so devoid of trees and overgrowth, that explains it. lol

Fiddle Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted October 31, 2011, by Chris

I believe this bridge is part of the old Rock Island railroad, this is part of the short-line still operated by Ameren to haul coal to the Labadie power plant.