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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sunday Bridges - Jefferson Avenue Footbridge

The Jefferson Avenue Footbridge, built in 1902, is located in Lebanon, Missouri. The St Louis-San Franciso Railway was concerned for the people who would cross the railroad tracks to get to the businesses on Commercial Street and thus the bridge was built. Click to enlarge the photo.




The bridge spans 562 feet from one end to the other, making it one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the country.



I could imagine how dangerous it would be to cross this train yard with 13 railroad tracks!




For more bridges, visit Louis.



14 comments:

Kat said...

I love bridges!

Great shots!

Donna said...

You'd have to be REALLY fast to get across both the bridge And the tracks!!
Nice shots Pat!
hughugs

VioletSky said...

A beautiful response to a very legitimate concern!

Brian Miller said...

nice...crossed a similar footbridge the other day over a train yard...and they just put a new one in here this weekend over the main thoroughfare...

Eva Gallant said...

Love foot bridges. Don't see them that much anymore.

David Allen Waters said...

I love this bridge, that second shot is amazing:)

Lynda said...

Bridges are architectural art, aren't they? It's a pretty bridge.

Scrappy Grams said...

wow, what a wonderful bridge! If we had that many tracks here in one spot, I'm not sure the city planners would ever got past the committee stage, sad to say.

Valerie said...

Super snaps, Pat. Sometimes life would be impossible without bridges.

Beth said...

Bridges fascinate me. The photos are great. Missouri is my birth state and it holds a very warm spot in my heart.

Gail said...

Lebanon, Missouri...went to school there one year. Ran track and had an ex-pro female wrestler for a biology teacher.

labbie1 said...

Cool!

Carletta said...

Wow, that is a large ornate bridge for a walking bridge.
I so want to walk across. :)

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

i definitely love bridges.

those are beautiful!

betty xx