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Alabama Avenue Bridge

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Overview
Lost concrete stringer bridge over the River Des Peres on Alabama Avenue in St. Louis City, MO.
Location
St. Louis, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1929; replaced 1994
Design
Concrete stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 53.2 ft.
Total length: 264.1 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.54540, -90.27072   (decimal degrees)
38°32'43" N, 90°16'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/737857/4269863 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Webster Groves
Land survey
T. 44 N., R. 7 E., Sec. 18
Inventory number
BH 46413 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 5, 2010: Added by Mark Dellbringge

Sources 

  • Mark Dellbringge

Comments 

Alabama Avenue Bridge
Posted January 12, 2011, by Sharon Spear (sweetsexysharon [at] gmail [dot] com)

I found this image from July 1993 of the flooding of the bridge.

http://www.stltoday.com/image_7acd3baa-a31b-53b5-af01-172302...

Alabama Avenue Bridge
Posted January 12, 2011, by Mark Dellbringge

This bridge was completely submerged during the floods of April 1973 and again during the "Great Flood of 1993". The latter event is chronicled in the book, "High and Mighty - The Great Flood of 1993" published by Andrew and McMeel Publishing Company and sold by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch at its downtown headquarters on Tucker Boulevard.