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Lick Log Creek Bridge


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Derelict through truss over Lick Log Creek just south of Gipsy Bridge on CR 736
Bollinger County, Missouri
Abandoned with portions of deck missing, replaced by new truss bridge
Future prospects
Available for reuse
Built 1900 at Zalma, relocated ca. 1930 after the new Zalma Bridge was constructed; bypassed by new truss bridge in 1995
- Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co. of St. Louis, Missouri
Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 66.9 ft.
Total length: 117.1 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.15430, -90.18491   (decimal degrees)
37°09'15" N, 90°11'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/749996/4115700 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 29 N., R. 8 E., Sec. 28
Inventory numbers
MO 009-203003.1 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
BH 20884 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

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Lick Log Creek Bridge
Posted February 21, 2016, by David House (housed7606 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Stumbled across this bridge today(pic of approach). Thanks for sharing info about it. No decking left and lots of driftwood stuck in the iron. Still standing against the floodwaters.

Lick Log Creek Bridge
Posted May 23, 2010, by Anita Lichtenegger (als2tax [at] yahoo [dot] com)

As I was helping one of my enumerators find a place for the U.S. Census, we drove up Bollinger County road 736 from Route E. I saw the bridge, after we located the address, I left her to go back to Wappapello where I live and took some pictures of this bridge. It is in worse condition now, what with the floods last spring, the driftwood that has collected on the bridge will probably bring it down when the next major flood brings more driftwood. If I can figure out how to get the pictures out of my cell phone and into my computer, I'll send them along to you. For some reason my computer is not recognizing my memory card from the cell phone. The wonders of technology!