3 votes

Beckwoods Drive Bridge



Photo taken by Molly Hill

BH Photo #195637

Street View 


Pony truss bridge over Antire Creek on Beckwoods Drive
Eureka, St. Louis County, Missouri
Open to the public. Used mainly for Vernon S. Beck Memorial Park.
Built 1911 by Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co. as an artery for the Famous-Barr Outing Farm at 84 Lewis Road (1910-1942). The resort is now Beck Park, a beautiful public park with lots of ruins.
- Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co. of St. Louis, Missouri
Pin-connected, 4-panel Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.50377, -90.58966   (decimal degrees)
38°30'14" N, 90°35'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/710179/4264465 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 45503 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 29, 2022: New photos from Drew a. Walters
  • March 21, 2022: New Street View added by Drew a. Walters
  • March 17, 2022: New photo from Drew a. Walters
  • February 16, 2020: New photos from Fmiser
  • March 21, 2011: Posted photos from Molly Hill
  • June 14, 2010: Added by James Baughn



Beckwoods Drive Bridge
Posted February 16, 2020, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

There is a very faded sign saying "private drive". I noticed it when taking photos on the way out. I don't think it is to be believed, as this is an access to what seems to be a public park. The park was closed, but maybe only temporarily.

It appears the bridge has been repaired, and not to badly! Nice to see that it wasn't just torn down and replaced.

Beckwoods Drive Bridge
Posted March 3, 2017, by James Baughn (webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com)

This bridge is currently being rehabilitated.