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Photos: New Franklin Viaduct

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Any photos without a photo credit caption were taken by: Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber.

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Photo Credit: Missouri Department of Transportation

Demolition.

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View after demolition was completed, showing nothing more than a plain, boring road.

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Photo Credit: Missouri Department of Transportation

Interpretive signage for bridge in town square.

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Photo Credit: Randall Dawdy, Missouri Department of Transportation

Historical photos for MoDOT's demolition mitigation. MoDOT Caption: Close coordination with the MKT [the railroad] was necessary during design and construction.

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Photo Credit: Randall Dawdy, Missouri Department of Transportation

Historical photos for MoDOT's demolition mitigation. MoDOT Caption: New Franklin had almost zero unemployment during construction of the viaduct due to federal rules requiring use of local labor.

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Views from southeast quadrant showing entire bridge.

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Views from southeast quadrant showing all the main spans.

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Views from southeast quadrant beside main spans.

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Additional views beside main spans.

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Zoomed views from southeast quadrant.

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Views showing stairway.

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Views on stairway.

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Portal views facing north.

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Various views on bridge deck.

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Photo Credit: Missouri Department of Transportation

Various views beside bridge.

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Overview of bridge location.

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Entry onto bridge.

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Views from beside roadway near bridge.

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Various views on bridge.

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Various portal views.

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Photo Credit: Randall Dawdy, Missouri Department of Transportation

Photos considered for MoDOT's demolition mitigation. MoDOT Caption: The viaduct had a sidewalk, accessed by grand staircases on either side of the rail yard, which allowed pedestrians to cross the rail yard.

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Photo Credit: Randall Dawdy, Missouri Department of Transportation

Photos considered for MoDOT's demolition mitigation. MoDOT Caption: The detailing on the viaduct avoided sharp edges and flat surfaces common on bridges, and was much commented on in regional media reports during construction.

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Photo Credit: Randall Dawdy, Missouri Department of Transportation

Photos considered for MoDOT's demolition mitigation. MoDOT Caption: The viaduct was the south entrance to New Franklin for 70 years before it was removed.

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Photo Credit: Randall Dawdy, Missouri Department of Transportation

Photos considered for MoDOT's demolition mitigation. MoDOT Caption: Railings from the viaduct have been incorporated into the Katy Trail state park, and the concrete made 5000 tons of rock for state and local road projects.

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Railing and girder overview.

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Railing details.

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Superstructure details.

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Piers.

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Abutment.

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