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Katy Trail - Salt Creek Bridge



Photo taken by James Baughn in July 2008


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BH Photo #117690


Lost wooden trestle over Salt Creek on the Katy Trail next to US 40
Howard County, Missouri
Destroyed by flooding
Severely damaged by flooding in 2019
- Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (MKT)
Timber stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.99214, -92.61584   (decimal degrees)
38°59'32" N, 92°36'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/533269/4315974 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 49 N., R. 16 W., Sec. 28
Inventory number
BH 36859 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Beam (16,895)
Destroyed by flood (615)
Howard County, Missouri (61)
Katy Trail (50)
Lost (28,575)
Lost 2019 (160)
Lost during 2010s (3,604)
Missouri (6,563)
Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (212)
Owned by state (16,567)
Rail-to-trail (1,657)
Railroad (16,464)
Timber stringer (4,324)

Update Log 

  • January 13, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Updated status to lost per forum comments
  • July 21, 2008: New photos from James Baughn
  • July 12, 2008: Added by James Baughn


  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Paul Plassman


Katy Trail - Salt Creek Bridge
Posted April 9, 2022, by Maurice and Doreen McMurry (mcmurrymt [at] gmail [dot] com)

Progress! There are 9 very deep steel pilings and the new bridge is 8 feet higher than the old one.

Katy Trail - Salt Creek Bridge
Posted January 30, 2022, by maurice mcmurry (mcmurrymt [at] gmail [dot] com)
Katy Trail - Salt Creek Bridge
Posted January 13, 2022, by Anonymous

Sunday May 31 2020

Katy Trail - Salt Creek Bridge
Posted January 13, 2022, by Maurice McMurry (mcmurrymt [at] gmailcom)

We have been very sorry to observe the demise of this one. It was swept downstream in 2019. Some of the massive timbers are in a burn pit smoking like crazy. I suspect the rest will be burned in the next few days : (

Jan. 13, 2022

Katy Trail - Salt Creek Bridge
Posted July 18, 2020, by james smith (muskrat6 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

bridge was washed away in 2019 not yet replaced