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MKT - Boonville Railroad Bridge (1st)

Photos 

Overview with construction workers

Historic photo submitted by Todd Baslee

BH Photo #104989

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss swing bridge over the Missouri River on the MKT Railroad at Boonville
Location
Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri, and Howard County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1873-74 by the American Bridge Works. under W.G. Coolidge. Opened to railroad traffic Jan. 10, 1874. Rehabilitated 1883-84 by Kellogg and Maurice, of Athens, Pennsylvania.
Builder
- American Bridge Works of Chicago, Illinois
Railroad
- Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (MKT)
Design
From north to south:
Three fixed Post through truss spans, each 225 ft.
One fixed Post through truss span, 258 ft.
One swing Post through truss span, 360 ft.
One fixed Post through truss span, 258 ft.
One fixed deck truss span, 84 ft.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 360.0 ft.
Total length: 1,635.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.97923, -92.75453   (decimal degrees)
38°58'45" N, 92°45'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/521262/4314500 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 21344 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 30, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 2, 2017: New photo from Nathan Holth
  • February 8, 2016: Updated by Luke: Corrected builder
  • October 31, 2005: Posted photos and info from Todd Baslee

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