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MP - Fredericktown City Lake Bridge



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Abandoned deck girder railroad bridge over Fredericktown City Lake (Little St. Francis River) on Missouri Pacific Railroad
Fredericktown, Madison County, Missouri
Abandoned with rails removed but otherwise in decent condition
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP)
- St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway (StLIM&S)
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.57573, -90.30471   (decimal degrees)
37°34'33" N, 90°18'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/738018/4162158 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
735 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 21967 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 5, 2016: New photo from Rusty Weisman
  • November 25, 2010: New photos from James Baughn


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MoPac - Fredericktown City Lake Bridge
Posted September 25, 2018, by Don Baker (thefiddlepicker [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I grew up in F - Town, When I was a kid we used to walk from Fredericktown to the city lake on the RR Tracks, Their was another small RR trussel between the lake & town, On one side under the tracks was a big opening on the town side It was made by the RR, We had to climb a rope to get into it, I never knew what it was for, But it was about 8 feet wide 20 feet long & 20 feet high,,??? Do you know what this was for?

Fredericktown City Lake Railroad Bridge
Posted November 26, 2009, by Brian Daniel (railstoruin [at] yahoo [dot] com)

According to Bollinger County historical records, The railroad line shut down in April of 1974. Hope this helps!

Fredericktown City Lake Railroad Bridge
Posted October 10, 2006, by Patrick (patrickhowe [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes this is the line that ran thru S Bar F.

It is called the Belmont Branch. Orginally of the St. Louis Iron Mountain and Southern railroad which became the Missouri Pacific.

It branched off from the main line at Bismark and went Southeast to Belmont Landing to cross the Mississippi by barge.

Use ended sometime in the 70's. Someone has stated the early 80's, but my first trip to the ranch in 84, and the tracks were gong then.

I have a google earth place mark of the entire line, if you are interested, email me and I will send it to you.


Fredericktown City Lake Railroad Bridge
Posted October 2, 2006, by John (kwmo1350fan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Was this the railroad that use to run through S bar F scout camp years ago? If so, what was that rail line? Where did go to and from and what was it for, and why did they remove it anyway.