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Clark Bridge

Photos 

Looking SE

The bridge sits on abutments suggesting that it's in its original location.

Photo taken by Clark Vance in January 2011

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BH Photo #191915

Map 

Description 

Some time in the years between 1885 and 1953 the South Grand River was channelized. This bridge crosses the 1885 channel. The 1953 map shows a different alignment from the modern one (that now bypasses the bridge) so the bridge may have been in use at that time despite the relocation of the river. A couple of hundred yards further south this road crosses the new channel on a UCEB that appears to have been there in the 1997 MSR aerial view. There is another UCEB about 1/4 mile east which crosses the East Branch. The MO historic bridge list may have some confusion between these three bridges.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned through truss bridge over Old Channel South Grand River on S. Hess Road/315th Street
Location
Cass County, Missouri
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1880 by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Works
Builder
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Works of Leavenworth, Kansas
Design
Wrought iron, pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.54515, -94.40101   (decimal degrees)
38°32'43" N, 94°24'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/377908/4267233 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Everett
Land survey
T. 43 N., R. 32 W., Sec. 12
Elevation
810 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
5430002
BH 42676 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 8, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • March 29, 2013: New photos from Clark Vance
  • August 29, 2011: New photos from Ruth Reynolds
  • July 12, 2010: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge still exists; thanks to Kelly McClanahan for spotting on Google Maps
  • June 4, 2009: Added by James Baughn

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