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St. Charles Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: July 3, 2021

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Norfolk Southern) Over Missouri River
Location
St. Charles: St. Charles County, Missouri and St. Louis County, Missouri: United States
Structure Type
Metal Cantilever 20 Panel Rivet-Connected Warren Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Rivet-Connected Warren Through Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1936 By Builder/Contractor: American Bridge Company of New York, New York and Mr. Vernon Bridge Company of Mt. Vernon, Ohio and Engineer/Design: Modjeski and Masters

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
624 Feet (190.2 Meters)
Structure Length
7,876 Feet (2400.6 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
3 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This is an impressive 1930s cantilever truss railroad bridge which also has an extremely long girder approach system.

At the time this bridge was built, the designer, Modjeski and Masters, was known as Modjeski, Masters, and Chase.

Total length of the main spans is 1,645 feet, composed of one simple truss span 312 feet long, an east anchor arm of 429 feet, a main channel span of 624 feet, and a west anchor arm of 273 feet. The east approach is 3,945 feet long; the west approach is 2,86 feet, making a total length of bridge of 7,876 feet.

Above: Historical pamphlet about bridge.

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