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Boonville Bridge


Just wanted to post a note about the status of the historic Boonville Bridge. A bit of background for anyone who is not familiar with the bridge... the historic bridge is one of the only iron vertical-lift railroad bridges still standing. The railroad had plans to destroy it but residents and other trail angels raised funds to purchase and save the bridge.

They have since raised $900,000 to remove the ties, add railings and a concrete walkway across the first section of the bridge. They still need to finish the other side and the raised center section so they still have a way to go. But it is going to be amazing when it is complete. The Katy Trail will be rerouted over the bridge after it is complete and we won't have to bike across the new bridge next to traffic any longer. Can't wait!

We just went through Boonville during our Katy Trail trip in early April 2017 and you can bike out on the section that has been finished. It is very nice!
posted Apr 30 2017 3:21PM - Blue Tapp, St. Charles, MO

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