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Springfield, Missouri: World's Longest Trainspotting Footbridge (Closed)

562 feet long, crosses 13 sets of tracks, and was built in 1902 just for people who like to watch trains. March 2016: bridge closed; may never reopen.

Jefferson Avenue Footbridge

I-44 exit 80A. Drive south, cross Route 66 and the train tracks, then turn right) onto E. Commercial St. Drive about a mile and you'll see the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge entrance and parking lot on the right.
July 2017: Still closed.
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Trainspotting bridge.

Longest Footbridge for Trainspotters

Currently closed to pedestrian traffic due to a safety evaluation. It's still impressive to see its length over the railroad tracks.

[Dennis Dans, 04/09/2016]

Trainspotting bridge.

Longest Footbridge for Trainspotters

The neighborhood is a little rough, but it was worth the stop for the kids.

[Kristi Gannon, 08/23/2014]

Foot bridge over train tracks.

Longest Train Nut Footbridge

100+ year old walking bridge was built for people to watch trains from. It's 562 ft. long, crosses 13 sets of train tracks, and according to the website, is the longest in the country! It is 100% free and really neat when a train drives underneath your feet. You can almost reach out and touch them! Don't forget to give the train engineer a wave!

[Tom Maness, 04/21/2008]

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