Rock Island Osage River Bridge-one of many scenic bridges to be part of the Rock Island Trail |

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Bridge built at Hoecker/Henley, MO in 1903 for Chicago, Rock Island, & Pacific Railroad to span the Osage River. With the bankruptcy of the railroad in 1980, ownership of the line was transferred through many hands until it was sold by the Union Pacific Railroad to Ameren Corp, a St. Louis-based utility, which now owns it. Despite this, the majority of the line (including the Henley Bridge) has not been used since 1979.

MoBikeFed comment: This is just one of many scenic bridges that will be part of the Rock Island trail when it is complete.

To find the entire list of bridges, with photos and descriptions, on the Rock Island corridor in Missouri on, go to the Categories section and choose "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad" and "Missouri".

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