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Van Buren Bridge

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Postcard

Postcard view of the bridge looking from the west

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Current River on US 60 at Van Buren
Location
Van Buren, Carter County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1924-26 by M.E. Gillioz; demolished 1996
Builder
- M.E. Gillioz of Monett, Missouri (Contractor)
Design
From west to east:
One riveted, 6-panel Pratt through truss
One riveted, 10-panel Parker through truss
Ten (?) Warren pony truss spans
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.1 ft.
Total length: 1,141.1 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.99199, -91.01474   (decimal degrees)
36°59'31" N, 91°00'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/676668/4095826 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Van Buren South
Land survey
T. 27 N., R. 1 W., Sec. 24
Inventory numbers
MoDOT G-712A1 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 21162 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/1991)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 14.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1991)
4,299

Update Log 

  • March 4, 2013: New photos from Karen Daniels
  • July 7, 2008: New photos from Historic American Engineering Record

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Van Buren Bridge
Posted December 4, 2008, by ALICE (ALICE63136 [at] SBCGLOBAL [dot] NET)

The bridge is a link to memories. Grandmas and grandpas,uncles,aunts,cousins,jolly cone,school,library,Prices grocery,comic books from the "drug?" store at the end of the bridge.AH yes I remember it well!Anyway most of it.

Van Buren Bridge
Posted October 9, 2007, by Beverly (beverly [dot] edington [at] blackrivertech [dot] edu)

I am from Van Buren and I have a picture that my mother took of this bridge which is almost identical to this postcard. I have a lot of memories of this old bridge. Van Buren what a wonderful place.