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Moscow Mills Bridge

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Photo taken by James Baughn in August 2008

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Overview
Abandoned through truss bridge over the Cuivre River at Moscow Mills
Location
Moscow Mills, Lincoln County, Missouri
Status
Closed to all traffic
Future prospects
The City of Moscow Mills and the Lincoln County Coalition are planning to repair and incorporate this as a pedestrian bridge in the planned "Mill Site Park." Mill site progress has been ongoing; bridge deck continues to deteriorate as of 2017
History
Built 1885 by Raymond and Campbell
Builder
- Raymond & Campbell of Council Bluffs, Iowa (Contractors)
Design
Pin-connected, 10-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 176.8 ft.
Total length: 214.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.94773, -90.91103   (decimal degrees)
38°56'52" N, 90°54'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/681029/4313050 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Troy
Land survey
Survey #1791 (T. 48 N., R. 1 E.)
Inventory numbers
MO 057-350000.3 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
BH 21915 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/1991)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 24.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1990)
15

Update Log 

  • May 10, 2017: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Bridge survived May 2017 massive flash flooding.
  • April 25, 2017: New photos from James Baughn
  • November 24, 2012: New photos from Diane Martin
  • April 20, 2012: Updated by Chris Perry: Updated future prospects
  • August 18, 2008: New photos from James Baughn
  • August 10, 2008: Updated design

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Moscow Mills Bridge
Posted April 21, 2012, by Chris Perry

At this point they are planning on putting a new wooden deck on the bridge. I doubt they will paint it. The park has been in the news for the last couple weeks so hopefully they will get this project off the ground soon.

Moscow Mills Bridge
Posted April 21, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Great news to hear that the town is planning on rehabbing this span for reuse as part of a park!

Moscow Mills Bridge
Posted October 29, 2008, by stacey (ferrybrae [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I used to hang out on this bridge when I was a kid! lol.

It was the place to be then. I know the names that are written in spray paint. I love this old bridge!!! We used to climb to the top and jump off when the river was high. I would never do that again because it's very dangerous but back then it was amazing and such fun.