Officials Open New Missouri Railroad Bridge

6 years 7 months 1 day ago Sunday, December 01 2013 Dec 1, 2013 Sunday, December 01, 2013 1:32:00 PM CST December 01, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A newly opened railroad bridge east of Missouri's capital city is clearing the last major bottleneck for trains traveling between St. Louis and Jefferson City.

Officials expect the 1,200-foot-long Osage River rail bridge to improve on-time performance for Amtrak passenger trains and Union Pacific freight trains. The Jefferson City News Tribune reports that there are about 60 freight trains and four passenger trains crossing the stretch in Osage City each day between Kansas City and St. Louis.

Building the bridge cost $28 million. Most of that money came from grants through the federal stimulus package, with about $6 million coming from Union Pacific.

 

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