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Polo Bridge

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Overview

Photo taken March 2007 by James Baughn

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BH Photo #104178

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Relocated bowstring truss bridge in a park in Polo
Location
Caldwell County, Missouri
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Future prospects
Preserved as part of a city park
History
Originally built 1875 over Otter Creek south of Harrison; relocated in Jan. 2002
Builder
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Works of Leavenworth, Kansas
Design
Wrought iron, 10-panel bowstring through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Otter Creek Bridge (original name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.54513, -94.03509   (decimal degrees)
39°32'42" N, 94°02'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/411060/4377784 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Polo
Land survey
T. 55 N., R. 28 W., Sec. 27
Inventory numbers
MO 013-303000.4 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
BH 21009 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 2, 2007: Posted new photos

Comments 

Polo Bridge
Posted April 5, 2007, by Anonymous

It's a beautiful thing to see this bridge saved. It kind of restores my faith in people that they would be thoughtful enough to save this piece of history. Same thing was done with the 135th street bridge in Romeoville, Illinois.