RI - Henley/Hoecker Bridge
View from a distance
This was taken from S. Teal Bottom Road, about half a mile away
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Bridge built at Hoecker/Henley, MO in 1903 for Chicago, Rock Island, & Pacific Railroad to span the Osage River. With the bankruptcy of the railroad in 1980, ownership of the line was transferred through many hands until it was sold by the Union Pacific Railroad to Ameren Corp, a St. Louis-based utility, which now owns it. Despite this, the majority of the line (including the Henley Bridge) has not been used since 1979.
- Through truss bridge over the Osage River on the Rock Island Railroad
- Henley, Miller County, Missouri
- Rail line currently out of service
- Future prospects
- Ameren has donated the rail line to the State of Missouri for use as a "Rail to Trail" project. Work is currently underway to remove brush and the rails.
- Bridge built at Hoecker/Henley, MO in 1903 for Chicago, Rock Island, & Pacific Railroad; out of service since 1980.
- - A.J. Tullock of Leavenworth, Kansas
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- - Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- St. Louis Southwestern Railway (SSW)
- St. Louis, Kansas City & Colorado Railway (StLKC&C)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
- 1 - 275' Pin-connected, 14-panel Pennsylvania Through Truss
2 - 150' Pin-connected Pratt Deck Truss
10 - 60' Deck Plate Girder
7 - 30' Deck Plate Girder
Length of largest span: 275.0 ft.
Total length: 1,385.0 ft.
- Also called
- RI - Hoecker Bridge
RI - Henley Bridge
Rock Island Bridge #1433
RI - Osage River Bridge
RI - Hoecker Trestle
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +38.33370, -92.30419 (decimal degrees)
38°20'01" N, 92°18'15" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/560812/4243069 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Saint Elizabeth
- Inventory numbers
- Rock Island Bridge #1433
BH 22043 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- September 11, 2016: New photo from Dave King
- December 17, 2015: Updated by Chris Perry: Updated status
- December 1, 2014: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "American Bridge Co."
- November 6, 2014: Updated by Luke: Reverted name as Henley is still the more common name, and Hoecker is already listed as a alt name
- November 6, 2014: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Changed name based on forum post
- May 16, 2014: New photo from Dylan VanAntwerp
- December 28, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added info from RI 1973 track chart
- April 2, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added categories "Southern Pacific Railroad", "Union Pacific Railroad"
- November 22, 2012: Updated by Brian Parkinson: Description expanded.
- February 29, 2012: Updated by John Oechsner: Added photo; Year bridge was built; Description
- February 25, 2011: New photos from John O
- August 21, 2006: Posted additional photos from Jim Ridge
- Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
- Jim Ridge
- John Oechsner
- Brian Parkinson - railstoruin [at] yahoo [dot] com
- Dylan VanAntwerp - dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com
- Chris Perry
- Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com