Rating:
4 votes

Morse Mill Bridge

Share:

Photos 

Looking north

Photo taken by James Baughn

Request this photo

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Big River at Morse Mill
Location
Jefferson County, Missouri
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1886-87 by the St. Louis Bridge & Iron Co.
Builder
- St. Louis Bridge & Iron Co. of St. Louis, Missouri
Design
Pin-connected, 10-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 180.1 ft.
Total length: 185.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 21.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.27539, -90.65230   (decimal degrees)
38°16'31" N, 90°39'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/705362/4238977 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cedar Hill
Land survey
Survey #371 (T. 41 N., R. 3 E.)
Inventory number
BH 21767 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 26, 2017: New photos from David Huffman
  • January 23, 2011: New photos from Fmiser
  • August 3, 2005: Posted all new photos

Sources 

Comments 

Morse Mill Bridge
Posted February 24, 2012, by dick wayne

I spent my summers at Cottage Farm on Big River. Crossing this bridge was always a treat. This before then new Hwy B bridge was built. I'm glad to see it is still servicing trafic, albeit pedestrian traffic!!

Almost 60 years have passed and our family still has reunions at Cottage Farm. The drive there is not complete without visiting this beautiful scene on Big River.

Morse Mill Bridge
Posted February 7, 2012, by Jean Thompson (melvinslimt [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Love the bridge. My Daddy was born just around the bend.

Have some pictures of him standing on it , I know in deep

thought as he was in his late 70's when we took him back there. Alice Lee was so good to help us, she is such a

great person. I really enjoy your work.

Thanks so much,

Jean Thompson