The Bonanza Bridge is an example of a pin-connected Whipple through truss used for longer span crossings between 1850 and 1900. The Whipple truss design utilized for the Bonanza Bridge is one of only three such structures known to still exist in Missouri, thereby making it one of the most significant bridges in Missouri's historic bridge inventory. It is now known who fabricated the bridge.
-- Historic American Engineering Record
- Whipple through truss bridge over Shoal Creek on Bonanza Road
- Caldwell County, Missouri
- Relocated to a field next to the original site
- Future prospects
- Built 1883; replaced and relocated in 1994-95
- Wrought iron, pin-connected, 11-panel Whipple through truss
Total length: 187.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.3 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +39.64272, -93.97257 (decimal degrees)
39°38'34" N, 93°58'21" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/416549/4388555 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Hamilton East
- Land survey
- T. 56 N., R. 27 W., Sec. 19
- Inventory numers
- MO 013-324001.9 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
BH 20974 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- September 23, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Fixed GPS coordinates
- November 26, 2010: New photo from James Baughn
- April 2, 2007: Posted modern-day photos
- HAER MO-73 - Bonanza Bridge
- James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
- Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
- HAER MO-73 - Bonanza Bridge, Spanning Shoal Creek at CART Road 324, Kingston, Caldwell County, MO