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Gans Creek Bridge

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Overview

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Map 

Facts 

Overview
Relocated bedstead pony truss bridge over Gans Creek just off MO 163 in Rock Bridge State Park
Location
Boone County, Missouri
Status
Retrofitted for pedestrian use only
History
Built ca. 1905 in Audrain County; later relocated here
Design
Pin-connected, 4-panel Pratt bedstead pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 64.0 ft.
Total length: 64.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.87538, -92.32433   (decimal degrees)
38°52'31" N, 92°19'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/558610/4303164 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Columbia
Land survey
T. 47 N., R. 12 W., Sec. 7
Inventory numbers
MO 004-562000.2 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
BH 20901 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Comments 

Gans Creek Bridge
Posted September 22, 2006, by Nathan Holth

Do people who restore truss bridges make a point of hiding the very bridge they are restoring? Is there actually a truss bridge behind the wooden fort there?!