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Noser Mill Bridge

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Mo Dept of Transportation

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BH Photo #249795

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Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Bourbeuse River on MO 185
Location
Franklin County, Missouri
Status
Removed
History
Built 1902 by the Midland Bridge Co. on the abutments of a previous covered bridge
Builder
- Midland Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
Design
Pin-connected, 10-panel Parker through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 190.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.39392, -91.19132   (decimal degrees)
38°23'38" N, 91°11'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/657950/4251070 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Leslie
Land survey
T. 42 N., R. 2 W., Sec. 7
Inventory number
BH 36141 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 5, 2013: New photos from Karen Daniels

Comments 

Noser Mill Bridge
Posted January 10, 2008, by Conor (cwatkin [at] mst [dot] edu)

I hear that the replacement bridge was constructed in part due to the Meramec Basin Project, which called for construction of up to 30 or more dams throughout the Meramec River Watershed. Construction on one dam was underway when the project was cancelled but there were also plans to construct a dam above Union, MO, which would have backed up water under this very high bridge. The bridge seems a lot taller than is needed for this type of crossing.

Does anyone know about the history of the replacement structure?