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Hoffman Junction Bridge


UP Rr Bridge

Looking South

Photo taken by John Christeson in June 2007


BH Photo #135682


Written by John Christeson

Bridge has been replaced.....pics soon


Concrete tee beam bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad on Old Bonne Terre Road
Bonne Terre, St. Francois County, Missouri
Open to traffic
Built 1925
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Concrete tee beam
Length of largest span: 42.0 ft.
Total length: 86.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.90606, -90.54978   (decimal degrees)
37°54'22" N, 90°32'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/715413/4198222 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bonne Terre
Land survey
T. 37 N., R. 4 E., Sec. 23
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
MONBI 14456 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 38023 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2009)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 44.1 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • July 7, 2013: New photo from John Christeson
  • March 28, 2013: New photo from John Christeson
  • July 8, 2012: Essay added by John Christeson
  • December 30, 2009: New photos from James Baughn
  • March 17, 2009: New photo from John Christeson
  • November 4, 2008: Added by John Christeson


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Up Rr Bridge
Posted October 28, 2009, by GP (lopull1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is a pretty fun bridge. When the old Bonne Terre Road bridge over the Big River was being torn down and reconstructed I was given permission to ride my motorcycle further down Old Bonne Terre Road even though I didn't have a drivers license and was only 13 or 14. I decided I'd try to "catch some air" on my way back and WOW is it possible. I pulled it off but I really scared myself that day because I'd never gotten that far above pavement. Not to mention the fact the bridge is off angle and you end up in the other lane for landing.