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Gould Farm Bridge

Photos 

East Portal Looking West

Photos taken

Photo taken October 11, 1988, by Phillip Geller for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #123997

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Shoal Creek on Gould Farm Road northeast of Kingston
Location
Caldwell County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by concrete bridge
History
Built 1885 by the Cleveland Bridge Co.; replaced 1990
Builder
- Cleveland Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
Wrought iron, pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 113.0 ft.
Total length: 173.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.66698, -93.90203   (decimal degrees)
39°40'01" N, 93°54'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/422629/4391185 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hamilton East
Land survey
T. 56 N., R. 27 W., Sec. 14
Inventory number
BH 20981 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 14, 2008: New photos from James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER MO-51 - Gould Farm Bridge
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com

Comments 

Gould Farm Bridge
Posted April 17, 2008, by joan mills hosman (jhos [at] centurytel [dot] net)

I have worked a lot on finding more history about Gould Farm and the Gould Farm Bridge. I have now had published in the Braymer Bee paper and the Advocate Hamiltonian five

articles about the Gould Farm area. I was able to find Ray Rose who was one of Joe and Mary Henkins grandsons. They ran the Gould Farm store for many years. And the real

find was finding the Great great granddaughter of C. L. Gould who ran the store in the beginning. Any one wanting copies of the news papers that the story about Gould Farm was in can call the Advocate, 816-583-2116 Joan Hosman

Gould Farm Bridge
Posted March 10, 2008, by Joe Rose (jmrbio [at] aol [dot] com)

Enjoyed reading notes about Gould Farm. Spent many great summers there with my grandparents....Joe and Mary Henkins.

The 'clickity, clackity' sound as you went across the brigde is a wonderful memory.

Just a note, my brother Don Rose passed away in November, 2006.

Joe Rose

March 10, 2008

Gould Farm Bridge
Posted August 6, 2007, by Joe Phillips (jophil37 [at] comcast [dot] net)

I am very familiar with Gould Farm, the store, and the bridge. My mother was Edna Combs. I can remember as a young boy sitting in the store with my maternal grandmother (Freda)and my uncle Lloyd and listening to "gossip" on many evenings. We lived 3/4 mile East of New York School. My friend, Joan Hosman, Cowgill, MO is preparing a newpaper article concerning Gould Farm, and I have been helping her collect information. However, it is hard to come by as so many people have passed away. She is particularly looking for Don Rose, so I was so pleased to see the note from Don. I would ask Don to please e-mail Joan, or myself.

Gould Farm Bridge
Posted October 18, 2006, by Don Rose (drose33 [at] cox [dot] net)

I thought the original truss bridge was replaced by another truss bridge then the concrete bridge was installed. My grandparents, the Henkins, owned the store, post office, cream colledtion, egg collection and ice house, across from the store, at Gouldfarm.