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Howard Ford Bridge

Photos 

View Showing Truss And Approach, Looking North

Photos taken April 1989 by Gerald Averett

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #124175

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss over James River on Blue Springs Road (CR 143) northwest of Nixa in Springfield
Location
Springfield, Christian County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by new concrete bridge
History
Built 1920-21 by the Pioneer Construction Co. of Kansas City; replaced 1990
Builder
- Pioneer Construction Co. of Malvern, Arkansas
Design
Pin-connected, 9-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 157.0 ft.
Total length: 337.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.2 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.09189, -93.35707   (decimal degrees)
37°05'31" N, 93°21'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/468267/4105125 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Nixa
Land survey
T. 28 N., R. 22 W., Sec. 32
Inventory number
BH 21248 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 14, 2008: New photos from James Baughn

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