2 votes

Whiteman Bridge


Lewis CR328 Bridge

Photo taken by Chris Gonnerman in March 2010


BH Photo #208114



Abandoned pin-connected Pratt through truss bridge over Middle Fabius River on CR 328
Lewis County, Missouri
Abandoned with deck and approaches removed. Appears to be on the verge of collapse.
7 panel pin-connected Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.14416, -91.84632   (decimal degrees)
40°08'39" N, 91°50'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/598271/4444395 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 49313 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


A-frame portal (426)
Abandoned (3,730)
Lewis County, Missouri (58)
Missouri (6,318)
One-lane traffic (7,618)
Pin-connected (3,944)
Pratt through truss (5,464)
Pratt truss (9,405)
Through truss (15,288)
Truss (33,153)

Update Log 

  • December 6, 2017: New photos from K. Allen Ballard
  • August 30, 2013: Updated by Chris Gonnerman: Added categories "A-frame portal", "One-lane traffic", "Pin-connected"
  • August 9, 2011: Updated by Chris Gonnerman: Corrected bridge type.



Whiteman Bridge
Posted May 19, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Just be glad that this bridge has such a beam. Not all bridges have them.

Whiteman Bridge
Posted May 19, 2017, by James Baughn (webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com)

Yes, that floor beam is the only thing keeping this bridge upright. But it could easily fail at any time.

Whiteman Bridge
Posted May 18, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

It appears to me that the floor beam underneath the end posts is the only thing that is keeping this bridge from collapsing. That floor beam is allowing this Pratt truss to remain standing as a three-legged bridge for now.

Whiteman Bridge
Posted May 18, 2017, by James Baughn (webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com)

Field visit today: I'm not sure how this bridge is still standing. There's almost nothing supporting the southwest endpost.

Whiteman Bridge
Posted April 10, 2014, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

Using info from this website, I visited & photographed 5 bridges on my birthday, April 4th. This structure is a real photo treasure and a wonderful piece of historic achitecture. We enjoyed visiting here very much. Hope to return in the fall.