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Katy Trail - Lost Creek Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Lost Creek on Katy Trail
Location
Warren County, Missouri
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1897
Builder
- A & P Roberts Co. of Pencoyd, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (MKT)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 150.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.71158, -91.31676   (decimal degrees)
38°42'42" N, 91°19'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/646349/4286115 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Berger
Inventory number
BH 72010 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 30, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: added build date from MO DNR Historic Survey
  • April 27, 2016: Added by John Marvig

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Katy Trail - Lost Creek Bridge
Posted May 30, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge (photos on this page: https://johnandwilliamtravelblog.com/2020/10/04/katy-trail-r...)

appears to be very similar to the Smith Creek Bridge (http://bridgehunter.com/mo/warren/smith-katy/). The Smith Creek Bridge was built in 1907 by King Bridge Company (Missouri DNR survey on Katy Trail cultural resources). This bridge was built in 1897 by A&P Roberts. I am guessing that the railroad had standard plans and contracted 10 years apart using very similar plans.