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BN - South Wyaconda River Bridge


Photo taken by Justin Newton

BH Photo #482297


Total length is approximate. Access to this bridge is very difficult; see comments by K. Allen Ballard.


Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over South Wyaconda River on former Burlington Northern Railroad
Scotland County, Missouri
Derelict/abandoned with rails removed
Abandoned 1982
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
- Keokuk & Western Railroad (K&W)
1 x 175' Through Truss
3 panel timber pile trestle
Length of largest span: 175.0 ft.
Total length: 215.0 ft.
Also called
CB&Q - Br. #36.28
CB&Q - South Wyaconda River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.46559, -92.01004   (decimal degrees)
40°27'56" N, 92°00'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/583926/4479905 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 65 N., R. 10 W., Sec. 4
680 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 58061 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 26, 2020: Updated by Clark Vance: Elevation and RR from 1903 Edina 15' quad.
  • September 26, 2020: New photos from Justin Newton
  • June 8, 2020: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Added note about difficulty to access structure for photographs.
  • December 28, 2014: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Corrected railroads, added info
  • September 17, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Railroad", "Missouri Pacific Railroad"
  • September 17, 2013: Added by Dave King


  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • K. Allen Ballard - speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Justin Newton
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com


BN - South Wyaconda River Bridge
Posted April 17, 2021, by Anonymous

I donít think it is being used on any consistent basis. The area was not signed off that I saw.

BN - South Wyaconda River Bridge
Posted September 26, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Dang, Iíve been waiting to see photos of this one for a long time. It looks like it has some unusual details. This span could be mid 1890s. Also worth noting that this one is on wooden pile piers..I would doubt it is original to this location. Was the area signed off? It appears someone has still been using this bridge. Excellent work!

BN - South Wyaconda River Bridge
Posted September 26, 2020, by Justin Newton

Reached this bridge by walking approximately 1 mile down the creek from the nearest road. It is extremely impressive.

BN - South Wyaconda River Bridge
Posted June 8, 2020, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

Tried to visit this location today, but it's nearly impossible to reach this bridge due to the right of way being chewed up into constant mud holes by logging equipment at the business located next to it. Your other points that 'might' allow access are by walking thru a field. Perhaps someone local can get a picture one day?