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DeWitt Street Bridge

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Overview

Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #105703

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Facts 

Overview
Lost two-span pony truss bridge over Joachim Creek on DeWitt Street in DeSoto
Location
DeSoto, Jefferson County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a pedestrian bridge
History
Built 1925
Design
Two riveted, 4-panel Pratt pony trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 122.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.12696, -90.55675   (decimal degrees)
38°07'37" N, 90°33'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/714155/4222721 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
De Soto
Land survey
T. 39 N., R. 4 E., Sec. 11
Inventory numbers
MO 050-114000.6 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 16216 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21752 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 11, 2013: Updated by Mark Dellbringge: Status change: Drive-by on June 10th, 2013 showed the bridge had been removed and replaced with a pedestrian bridge.
  • April 29, 2005: Posted updated photos

Sources 

  • Mark Dellbringge

Comments 

DeWitt Street Bridge
Posted March 23, 2007, by C. J. Pratt (catpratt5 [at] comcast [dot] net)

My uncle lives on the West Bank side of the bridge. My brothers and I would visit him in the summertime from SC. We'd love to play in the creek and explore the sandbars around the bridge. As I recall, there was scouring around the bridge pier which made me wonder if there were some nice size catfish hiding there. It was a great time. Shame to see the bridge shut down. I hope it isn't removed. Thanks for bringing back some great memories.