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MKT - Boonville Railroad Bridge (2nd)

Photos 

Color postcard

BH Photo #105100

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 1894-96, replacing the first Boonville bridge, but reusing the substructure. Replaced by the third and current Boonville bridge in 1932.
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroad
- Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (MKT)
Design
From north to south:
Three fixed pin-connected, 9-panel Parker through truss spans, each 225 ft.
One fixed pin-connected, 9-panel Parker through truss span, 258 ft.
One swing, pin-connected, 14-panel through truss, 360 ft.
One fixed pin-connected, 9-panel Parker through truss span, 258 ft.
One fixed span, 84 ft.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 360.0 ft.
Total length: 1,635.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.97910, -92.75401   (decimal degrees)
38°58'45" N, 92°45'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/521306/4314485 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Billingsville
Inventory number
BH 21364 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 30, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • May 1, 2008: New photo from David B. Haun
  • October 31, 2005: Posted photos and info from Todd Baslee

Sources 

  • Todd W. Baslee
  • David B. Haun
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Second Boonville Railroad Bridge
Posted September 11, 2009, by jackiejohnson (hoppi [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

UPRR should reopen current bridge www.h