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Bridge Street-Little Platte River (Old)

Photo 

1909 Circa

1909PC View Enhanced by F Miser

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BH Photo #430159

Map 

Description 

Location is a guess based on this being the only Smithville crossing of the Little Platte shown on the 1914 topo.

Smithville history states the first iron bridge was built in 1876.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring Through truss bridge over Little Platte on Bridge Street
Location
Smithville, Clay County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Builder
- King Iron Bridge & Manufacturing Co. of Cleveland, Ohio [also known as King Bridge Co.]
Design
Bowstring through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.38897, -94.58089   (decimal degrees)
39°23'20" N, 94°34'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/363857/4361134 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 53 N., R. 33 W., Sec. 23
Elevation
800 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 82136 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 8, 2018: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: per forum corrected design

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Comments 

Bridge Street-Little Platte River (Old)
Posted July 11, 2018, by Luke
Bridge Street-Little Platte River (Old)
Posted July 11, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Is 1876 too early for a build date for the bridge shown?