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Watermill Bridge

Photo 

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BH Photo #440094

Map 

Description 

Abandoned Steel Truss Bridge with the Road Deck removed near Buffalo, MO. Shows in 1962 Topo Map as the Watermill Bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned truss bridge over Niangua River on Treasure Lane/CO RD DD 75
Location
Buffalo, Dallas County, Missouri
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.67505, -93.04101   (decimal degrees)
37°40'30" N, 93°02'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/496383/4169762 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Buffalo
Land survey
T. 34 N., R. 19 W., Sec. 17
Inventory number
BH 77497 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,339)
Buffalo, Missouri (1)
Dallas County, Missouri (14)
Missouri (6,136)
Niangua River (6)
Through truss (14,046)
Truss (31,236)

Update Log 

  • July 21, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Removed "covered" category
  • December 29, 2018: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • May 31, 2017: Updated by Chris Knight: Added category "Niangua River"

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Watermill Bridge
Posted December 29, 2018, by Anonymous

This bridge was still passable, although inherently unsafe. when I crossed it in a bus in 1971. By mid to late 1973 the decking was partially removed and it was impassable. Would love to see photos of it in it's heyday!