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Old US61 Diversion Channel Bridge

Photos 

Metal bridge during flood

Photo courtesy of the Little River Drainage District Collection, Missouri State Archives

License: Public domain: Released by author

View this photo at cdm16795.contentdm.oclc.org

BH Photo #235189

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost three-span through truss bridge over the Diversion Channel between Cape Girardeau and Scott City on Old US 61, just east of the I-55 bridge
Location
Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
Status
Bridge removed and never replaced
History
Built 1924-25, replacing a series of temporary bridges across the Diversion Channel on Rock Levee Road, located to the east.
Design
From north to south:
5-panel Pratt through truss
8-panel Parker through truss
5-panel Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.24459, -89.56412   (decimal degrees)
37°14'41" N, 89°33'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/272566/4125086 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Scott City
Inventory number
BH 21103 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 12, 2018: New photo from James Baughn
  • June 11, 2014: New photo from Karen Daniels
  • July 14, 2012: Photo imported by James Baughn

Sources 

  • Karen Daniels