The Texas-Illinois Pipeline bridge is unusual in that the pipeline emerges from underground at the base of each tower. That means that the pipeline is supported by the bridge only over the main span between the two towers. The side spans do not support the river crossing. Another unusual feature are the outrigger wings on each tower. These wings each support a cable that runs on either side of the pipelines. They serve to support the pipeline from moving horizontally.
A sign at the bridge warns people to stay off of the bridge after sunset. That seems to indicate that the operator once allowed pedestrians to cross the river using the catwalk. That would be impossible today given the chain link fence and concertina wire installed around the base of the bridge.
The photo above is a profile view of the pipeline bridge as seen from the eastern shore of the Mississippi River about a half-mile downstream. The photo below is the tower on the west side of the river as seen from the edge of the east side of the Mississippi River. The tower stands 245 feet tall. The horizontal wings span 225 from tip to tip.