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MetroLink Footbridge

MetroLink Footbridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: July 3, 2021

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Pedestrian Walkway Over Railroad (MetroLink)
Location
St. Louis: St. Louis City, Missouri: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
60 Feet (18.3 Meters)
Structure Length
105 Feet (32 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
3 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This is an extremely rare presentation of a tower style continuous through truss as a pedestrian footbridge. Lengths given are extremely rough estimates. The bridge has been poorly maintained despite its historic significance: The bridge requires painting, and someone thought (wrongly) that it would be a good idea to encase the bottoms of the endposts in concrete, a horrible alteration that fails to repair underlying end post deterioration, while only further trapping moisture and leading to deterioration. This bridge should immediately be fully restorerd for continued pedestrian use.

 

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