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RI - Haw Creek Bridge


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Photo taken by James Baughn

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Deck truss bridge over Haw Creek on former Rock Island RR
Morgan County, Missouri
Line currently out of service
- 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 - 70' Deck Plate Girder
1 - 100' Warren deck truss
1 - 70' Deck Plate Girder
3 Panel Ballasted Deck Pile Trestle
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 240.0 ft.
Also called
Rock Island Bridge #1898
Cotton Belt - Haw Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.43491, -93.06284   (decimal degrees)
38°26'06" N, 93°03'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/494515/4254073 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
Inventory number
BH 22152 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 22, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • February 10, 2014: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Tall Bridges"
  • February 8, 2014: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added categories "Southern Pacific Railroad", "St. Louis Southwestern Railway", "Union Pacific Railroad"
  • February 8, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • February 8, 2014: New photo from James Baughn
  • April 2, 2007: Posted new photos



Haw Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted December 14, 2010, by Brian Parkinson (railstoruin [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I visited this bridge and walked out across it in the early spring of 2009. It's quite a bother to look down from such a height, as the bridge's deck is very narrow. Also of note is that the western abutment has eroded, and the track's rails hang suspended for a short distance between the end of the Bridge and the grade's elevated fill. The bridge is on the former Rock Island Railroad's 18th Subdivision and was at Mile Post 189.7, which may have also been the bridge's official number.