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Van Buren Bridge

Photos 

Postcard

Postcard view of the bridge looking from the west

BH Photo #104726

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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Comments 

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.