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Jonesburg Railroad Underpass

Boonslick Road
Jonesburg, MO 63351

Ron Knudson of Columbia, Missouri writes:

'There was a famous railroad underpass there and as Highway 40 passed under the railroad it made a very sharp S curve. The highway was two-lane at the time and there were very frequent collisions at the location. It was noted to be one of the most dangerous places on any highway at that time. My father was a doctor in Jonesburg and if there was any type of bad weather (rain or snow or ice) he usually did not even go to bed because he knew that he would be called out to a wreck at the underpass, and many times he would get called two or three times in one night. The weather did not have to be a factor for there to be accidents though. Since this was the only really sharp curve on the route between St. Louis and Kansas City, drivers would not be expecting the sharp S curve and would travel into the oncoming lane and cause serious head-on collisions frequently.'

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