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Frisco - Black River Bridge (Poplar Bluff, MO)

Photos 

Photo taken by Craig Meador

BH Photo #104079

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Frisco Railroad bridge over Black River in Poplar Bluff, several blocks northeast of the courthouse
Location
Poplar Bluff, Butler County, Missouri
Status
Abandoned with deck and approaches removed
History
Built 1901, abandoned 1967. Was temporarily converted for vehicular use in 1968 to alleviate traffic problems
Railroads
- Rail-to-road
- St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (SLSF; Frisco)
Design
Skewed, pin-connected, 8-panel Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.76129, -90.38631   (decimal degrees)
36°45'41" N, 90°23'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/733304/4071577 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Poplar Bluff
Elevation
334 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 20966 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 13, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Skewed"
  • September 12, 2016: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • October 30, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Rail-to-road"
  • March 14, 2009: Updated by Curtis Lee: added coordinates and elevation

Sources 

  • Craig Meador - cmeador [at] semo [dot] net
  • Complete History of Butler County - Pages 198 and 217
  • Curtis Lee - clee47ford [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net

Comments 

Frisco - Black River Bridge (Poplar Bluff, MO)
Posted November 8, 2017, by Anonymous

I believe that photos 9 and 10 are of a different bridge downstream.