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Old Whitewater Bridge

Photos 

Historic photo

Photo provided by Sharon Sanders

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BH Photo #164276

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Whitewater River just west of Whitewater
Location
Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1880 by H.W. Sebastian & Co.; replaced by current Whitewater Bridge in 1954
Builder
- H.W. Sebastian & Co. of St. Louis, Missouri
Design
Wrought iron, pin-connected, 9-panel Whipple through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.23485, -89.80347   (decimal degrees)
37°14'05" N, 89°48'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/251300/4124608 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Whitewater
Inventory number
BH 43474 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 5, 2010: New photos from Sharon Sanders
  • October 8, 2009: Added by James Baughn