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Butler Bridge

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Description 

According to an adjacent property owner this bridge was collapsed by a falling tree around 1990. The metal and cut stone abutments were hauled off.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Perche Creek on Lomar Lane
Location
Boone County, Missouri
Status
Collapsed
History
Built 1906 by the Missouri Bridge & Iron Works
Builder
- Missouri Bridge & Iron Co. of St. Louis, Missouri
Design
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 105.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.13833, -92.42000   (decimal degrees)
39°08'18" N, 92°25'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/550125/4332287 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 50 N., R. 13 W., Sec. 7
USGS topographic map
Harrisburg
Inventory numbers
MO 010-055000.0 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
BH 36976 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 15, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: Collapsed
  • July 29, 2008: Added by James Baughn

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Comments 

Butler Bridge
Posted November 16, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The 1969 topo shows an old rail grade crossing Perche creek here with a dirt road using the bridge. This bridge may have started life as a rail bridge along a spur serving the strip mines in this area.