HistoricBridges.org Menu: HistoricBridges.org Menu:


HistoricBridges.org: Bridge Browser

Photos: New Franklin Viaduct

Original / Full Size Photos

Uncredited photos on this page taken by: Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber. Unless stated in a caption, all photos are Copyright with All Rights Reserved. Learn about reuse of our photos.

Divider

PhotoPhotoPhotoPhotoPhotoPhoto

Photo Credit: Missouri Department of Transportation

Demolition.

Divider

PhotoPhotoPhotoPhoto

Photo Credit: Missouri Department of Transportation

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

Divider

PhotoPhoto

Photo Credit: Missouri Department of Transportation

Interpretive signage for bridge in town square.

Divider

Photo

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.

Divider

PhotoPhoto

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.

Divider

PhotoPhotoPhotoPhotoPhoto

Views from southeast quadrant showing entire bridge.

Divider

PhotoPhoto

Views from southeast quadrant showing all the main spans.

Divider

PhotoPhotoPhotoPhotoPhotoPhotoPhotoPhoto

Views from southeast quadrant beside main spans.

Divider

PhotoPhotoPhoto

Additional views beside main spans.

Divider

PhotoPhoto

Zoomed views from southeast quadrant.

Divider

PhotoPhotoPhoto

Views showing stairway.

Divider

PhotoPhoto

Views on stairway.

Divider

PhotoPhoto

Portal views facing north.

Divider

PhotoPhotoPhoto

Various views on bridge deck.

Divider

PhotoPhotoPhotoPhotoPhoto

Photo Credit: Missouri Department of Transportation

Various views beside bridge.

Divider

Photo

Photo Credit: Missouri Department of Transportation

Overview of bridge location.

Divider

Photo

Photo Credit: Missouri Department of Transportation

Entry onto bridge.

Divider

PhotoPhotoPhoto

Photo Credit: Missouri Department of Transportation

Views from beside roadway near bridge.

Divider

PhotoPhotoPhotoPhotoPhoto

Photo Credit: Missouri Department of Transportation

Various views on bridge.

Divider

PhotoPhotoPhotoPhoto

Photo Credit: Missouri Department of Transportation

Various portal views.

Divider

PhotoPhotoPhotoPhotoPhoto

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.

Divider

PhotoPhoto

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.

Divider

PhotoPhotoPhoto

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.

Divider

PhotoPhotoPhoto

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.

Divider

PhotoPhoto

Railing and girder overview.

Divider

PhotoPhoto

Railing details.

Divider

PhotoPhotoPhotoPhotoPhotoPhotoPhoto

Superstructure details.

Divider

PhotoPhoto

Piers.

Divider

PhotoPhoto

Abutment.

Divider

Divider

Back
Home
Top

Divider

About - Contact