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Bourbeuse River Twin Bridges

Photos 

Real photo postcard

BH Photo #135234

Map 

Description 

The first bridge opened in 1925. It's companion for westbound traffic opened in 1935. A new eastbound bridge opened in 1959 but the old westbound bridge continued to carry traffic on the North Service Road until 1973. A sign on the approach warned "Caution - Careful Driving Required. Even though the road has been re-aligned, this is still a very high accident area today.

Facts 

Overview
Lost pair of through truss bridges over Bourbeuse River on US 66 (now I-44)
Location
Franklin County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
EB replaced built 1925, replaced 1959, WB built 1935, carried service road 1959-1973
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.43990, -90.90854   (decimal degrees)
38°26'24" N, 90°54'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/682531/4256696 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Moselle
Land survey
T. 43 N., R. 1 E., Sec. 28
Inventory number
BH 41285 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Bourbeuse River (10)
Franklin County, Missouri (82)
Lost (22,269)
Missouri (6,136)
Owned by state (15,131)
Pratt through truss (5,008)
Pratt truss (8,743)
Replaced by new bridge (14,857)
Through truss (14,046)
Truss (31,236)
US 66 (270)

Update Log 

  • May 26, 2019: Updated by Joe Sonderman: added dates for EB and WB added description
  • May 18, 2019: New photo from Joe Sonderman
  • March 19, 2018: New photo from J Lance
  • March 10, 2009: New photos from James Baughn
  • March 9, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • J Lance - bugo [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Joe Sonderman

Comments 

Bourbeuse River Twin Bridges
Posted March 21, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Links in the comments below are dead. Here's a link to the page with the collection:

http://www.66postcards.com/postcards/mo/index42.html

Bourbeuse River Twin Bridges
Posted September 9, 2013, by Lyon Wonder (lyon_wonder [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I found a picture of these US-66 twin bridges at the time the I-44 bridge was under construction.

http://www.66postcards.com/postcards/new/MO046254.html

Bourbeuse River Twin Bridges
Posted October 13, 2010, by Mark Dellbringge

http://www.66postcards.com/images/twinbridges.jpg

Bourbeuse River twin bridges

(Photo is copyrighted so I can't download it to put on website.)