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Rutherford Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by huck (at) finn.com

BH Photo #103925

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Cedar Creek east of Englewood Road, beyond the end of Route H
Location
Boone County, Missouri, and Callaway County, Missouri
Status
Closed to automobile traffic and retrofitted for pedestrian use
Future prospects
Preserved
Design
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.81799, -92.14392   (decimal degrees)
38°49'05" N, 92°08'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/574319/4296926 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Millersburg SW
Inventory number
BH 20915 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 14, 2013: New photos from Steven Eichelberger
  • April 23, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson: Changed "Design"

Sources 

  • Huck Finn - huck [at] finn [dot] com

Comments 

Rutherford Bridge
Posted July 13, 2011, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

When I was researching the name for the McIntyre Bridge which was called the McDowell Bridge for the NRHP, I utilized old maps from the County. Bridges were often named for the people that lived in that area.

In this case I knew the name couldn't be McDowell because there lands were upstream, and in fact, it turned out this was corroborated by older residents, a road worker and the maps.

So if you are a Rutherford from that area, it just might be named after your family. The maps can sometimes be found online, scanned by various groups. Pretty cool research.

Julie

Rutherford Bridge
Posted July 13, 2011, by Peggy Rutherford (nanny2957 [at] windstream [dot] net)

How did the bridge get it's name.