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Cape County Road 279 Bridge

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Trusses

For whatever reason, the trusses are now sitting next to a nearby abandoned farmhouse

Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #104467

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Overview
Lost pony truss bridge on CR 279 straddling the Bollinger-Cape Girardeau County line over Ditch No. 8
Location
Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
Status
Replaced with a concrete bridge
History
Built ca. 1925 by Miller & Borcherding Bridge Builders of St. Louis
Builder
- Miller & Borcherding Bridge Builders of St. Louis, Missouri
Design
Miller & Borcherding pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 44.9 ft.
Total length: 45.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.15010, -89.86641   (decimal degrees)
37°09'00" N, 89°51'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/245431/4115371 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Whitewater
Land survey
T. 29 N., R. 11 E., Sec. 29
Inventory number
BH 21093 (Bridgehunter.com ID)