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Dry Fork Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Larry Dooley in January 2012

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BH Photo #224071

Map 

Description 

The bridge was closed around 1985 when the post office refused to cross it. The roads leading to the bridge are blocked and abandoned.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Dry Fork on CR 315 (DC 3150)
Location
Dent County, Missouri
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1915, Closed circa 1985
Design
Pin-connected, 6-panel half-hip Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 98.0 ft.
Total length: 98.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.73951, -91.61467   (decimal degrees)
37°44'22" N, 91°36'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/622060/4177817 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Salem
Land survey
T. 35 N., R. 6 W., Sec. 20
Inventory numbers
MO 033-034001.4 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
BH 21461 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1915 (1,170)
Built during 1910s (9,248)
Closed (2,571)
Dent County, Missouri (10)
Missouri (6,136)
Owned privately (1,501)
Pony truss (15,701)
Pratt pony truss (3,478)
Pratt truss (8,749)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,178)
Structurally deficient (15,849)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,373)
Truss (31,249)
Wooden deck (6,003)