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SWM - Center Creek Bridge

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Description 

Interurbans sometimes built amusement parks accessible to their riders. A park was built at this location where a wide place in the river allowed fishing, canoeing, swimming, and other recreation. At one time there was a pedestrian suspension bridge to allow access to both banks, a bath house, a roller coaster, and canoe rentals.

The rail and bridge are not shown on the 1894 Carthage quad.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned curved closed-spandrel arch bridge over Center Creek on Southwest Missouri Electric Railway
Location
Jasper County, Missouri
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1913;
Railroads
- Interurban
- Southwest Missouri Electric Railway (SWM)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Also called
SWM - Lakeside Crossing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.16486, -94.41462   (decimal degrees)
37°09'54" N, 94°24'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/374401/4114098 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Webb City
Land survey
28N-32W-10
Inventory number
BH 49109 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,335)
Arch (11,528)
Built 1913 (815)
Built during 1910s (9,242)
Closed-spandrel arch (3,772)
Curved (417)
Deck arch (10,780)
Interurban (858)
Jasper County, Missouri (103)
Missouri (6,135)
Railroad (14,361)
Southwest Missouri Electric Railway (7)

Update Log 

  • April 10, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Description addition
  • July 8, 2016: New photos from bill wade
  • May 30, 2016: New photo from Luke
  • May 4, 2014: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Southwest Missouri Electric Railway"
  • October 20, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "Other Interurban", "railroad"
  • July 15, 2011: Added by Clark Vance

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