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Roxie Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken December 1991 by Lloyd Grotjan for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #118369

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss over Cane Creek on CR 450 west of Poplar Bluff
Location
Butler County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a concrete span on a new alignment to the north
History
Built by Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co. during 1905-1906 at a cost of $1,700; replaced by a concrete bridge in 1994
Builder
- Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co. of St. Louis, Missouri
Design
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss with a wooden deck
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 90.5 ft.
Total length: 138.1 ft.
Deck width: 11.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.73909, -90.50588   (decimal degrees)
36°44'21" N, 90°30'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/722692/4068830 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fairdealing
Land survey
T. 24 N., R. 5 E., Sec. 10
Inventory number
BH 20969 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 26, 2008: New photos from James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER MO-70 - Roxie Road Bridge
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com

Comments 

Roxie Road Bridge
Posted March 19, 2007, by virginia davis (ginnis_d [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I use to live a mile from there, my family has a lot of history with this and the bridge, my grandmother saw families die around there due to smallpox, and she claims it use to be the center of town because of the old water wheels that helped produce grain and such to feed the town it was built sometime in the 1800,s and when i was a kid it still said 1860 or somethng like that on a plaquae on the bridege, we all use to climb to the top to sit or even walk on top of it. my grandmother, my dad and me.we had all of our reunions there, and we loved swimming and camping there.