Pavement Ends
James Baughn

Brief guide to rails-to-trails projects in Missouri and Illinois

Posted Friday, August 1, 2008, at 3:18 PM


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  • So do we know if the bridges will be left in place or removed?

    -- Posted by CeilingCatKnowsBest on Fri, Aug 1, 2008, at 5:06 PM
  • I don't know about the bridges yet. In the brochure I mentioned, they assume that the bridges will be left behind because the removal cost is higher than the scrap cost. But that brochure was written before steel prices entered the stratosphere, so who knows?

    -- Posted by James Baughn on Fri, Aug 1, 2008, at 5:56 PM
  • Thanks for the information on the other trails in the area. I love the Vienna trail, just wish it were closer, like the Katy.

    This was in the Post today. http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/stcharles/story/528B18E34CA2CC... They are extending the trail.

    -- Posted by Always_Learning on Fri, Aug 1, 2008, at 10:14 PM
  • I missed this earlier, but here is the letter from the Tie Yard of Omaha offering to buy the railroad property:


    The offer doesn't offer many details, but it sounds like Tie Yard intends to purchase everything, including the bridges. Their website mentions that they have expertise in "bridge and building demolition":


    -- Posted by James Baughn on Mon, Aug 4, 2008, at 1:06 PM