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Remains of the Old Boonville Bridge (Santa Fe Trail Historical Site Exhibit)


Overview (Santa Fe Trail Historical Monument)

One can see the portion of the Old Boonville Bridge in the back of the picture as part of the monument exhibit. The exhibit contains the plaque to the bridge as well.

Photo taken by James McCray


BH Photo #242448

Street View 


This section of the Old Boonville Bridge (http://bridgehunter.com/mo/cooper/boonville/) was the walkway/sidewalk portion of the bridge.


Pennsylvania through truss bridge on a pedestrian walkway
Howard County, Missouri
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1923 as part of walkway for the Old Boonville Bridge. O.B.B. replaced in 1995 but walkway section and plaque saved and made into present historical marker in 1999.
Pennsylvania through truss is the design of the Boonville Bridge proper. The section represented now is a lattice truss design which made up the walkway portion of the bridge.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.98709, -92.75639   (decimal degrees)
38°59'14" N, 92°45'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/521098/4315372 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 54355 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Have street view (28,880)
Howard County, Missouri (61)
Missouri (6,561)
Open to pedestrians (4,580)
Owned by state (16,548)
Pennsylvania truss (576)
Preserved (1,229)
Through truss (16,709)
Truss (35,375)

Update Log 

  • November 8, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Removed link to old bridge from buider's section and added liknk to original bridge page in the related section
  • November 8, 2012: Added by James McCray

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Old Boonville Bridge (Santa Fe Trail Historical Site Exhibit) and split bridges!
Posted November 8, 2012, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This whole "Split Bridge" conversation reminded me that I forgot to actually practice what I preach! I forgot that this summer I found that pesky second Old Boonville Bridge section that seemed so elusive. I found that it is located at the Santa Fe Trail monument on the northern side of the Mo. River. Anyway, since this section of the O.B.B. now serves as a complete different purpose as a monument in a complete different location from where the bridge was I added it as a separate entry.