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Rock Quarry Bridge

Photo taken by Chris Gonnerman in March 2012

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Hinkson Creek on Rock Quarry Road in Columbia
Location
Columbia, Boone County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1911 by the Missouri Bridge & Iron Co.; closed to pedestrian use Oct. 2014, demolished 2015
Builder
- Missouri Bridge & Iron Co. of St. Louis, Missouri
Design
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 103.0 ft.
Total length: 105.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Also called
Capen Park Bridge
Rock Quarry Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.92986, -92.32316   (decimal degrees)
38°55'47" N, 92°19'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/558666/4309210 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Columbia
Land survey
T. 48 N., R. 12 W., Sec. 19
Inventory numbers
MO 010-093000.9 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
BH 42703 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 16, 2015: Updated by Elliott Johnson: bridge has been removed according to recent imagery.
  • March 29, 2015: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge is doomed
  • September 24, 2013: New photos from James Baughn
  • April 6, 2012: Updated by Chris Gonnerman: Updated bridge truss description.
  • June 13, 2010: Updated by James Baughn: Bing Bird's Eye view confirms bridge is still standing and open to pedestrians
  • June 4, 2009: Added by James Baughn

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