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American Mill Bridge


Distant View To North

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #124053


Lost through truss bridge over Center Creek on CR 110 southeast of Carthage
Jasper County, Missouri
Replaced by a modern bridge
Built 1886 by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; replaced 1985
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 89.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.3 ft.
Also called
Fournoy Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.11897, -94.25769   (decimal degrees)
37°07'08" N, 94°15'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/388267/4108810 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 28 N., R. 31 W., Sec. 25
Inventory number
BH 21724 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 14, 2008: New photos from James Baughn
  • February 13, 2005: Posted new photos


  • HAER MO-25 - American Mill Bridge
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American Mill Bridge
Posted September 1, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Was reading the HAER documentation about this bridge and noticed the following paragraph:

"As the proposed bridge replacement project progresses, the American Mill Bridge metal truss and stone abutments will be matchmarked, disassembled, and transported to Hermann, Missouri. There it will be reassembled over Frene Creek for use as a pedestrian bridge. First Missouri Bank of Gasconade County has accepted responsibility for the transport and reassembly of the bridge in an appropriate setting."

I can't find any through truss bridge over this creek and assume that perhaps this was never completed.