Rating:
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Missouri Pacific Railroad Bridge

Photos 

Railing Remnants

Photo taken by David Backlin in June 2010

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BH Photo #168189

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Concrete stringer bridge over Missouri Pacific Railroad on Old US 71
Location
Vernon County, Missouri
Status
Lost
History
Built circa 1930; Lost circa 1965
Railroad
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
Design
Concrete stringer
Also called
US 71 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.05260, -94.35625   (decimal degrees)
38°03'09" N, 94°21'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/381007/4212519 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rich Hill
Land survey
38N-31W-29
Elevation
837 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 45525 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (14,369)
Built during 1930s (11,242)
Concrete stringer (683)
Lost (22,248)
Lost during 1960s (613)
Missouri (6,135)
Missouri Pacific Railroad (317)
US 71 (155)
Vernon County, Missouri (66)

Update Log 

  • May 28, 2015: Updated by Clark Vance: Elevation from BM 1963
  • June 22, 2010: Updated by David Backlin: Added approximate build date
  • June 21, 2010: Added by David Backlin

Sources 

  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com

Comments 

Missouri Pacific Railroad Bridge
Posted May 28, 2015, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

It still shows on the 1963 topo.

Missouri Pacific Railroad Bridge
Posted June 22, 2010, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

Judging by the design, I would guess the bridge was built in the early-mid 1930's. It was likely abandoned and removed in the early-mid 1960's when US 71 was 4-Laned and 2 new bridges built.