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Silex Bridge

Photos 

Postcard

BH Photo #128070

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over North Fork Cuivre River on Silex Road just south of Silex
Location
Lincoln County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Replaced 2005
Design
Main span: Pin-connected, 8-panel Pratt through truss
South approach: Riveted, 4-panel Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 140.1 ft.
Total length: 209.9 ft.
Deck width: 13.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.11868, -91.05826   (decimal degrees)
39°07'07" N, 91°03'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/667864/4331741 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Silex
Land survey
T. 50 N., R. 1 W., Sec. 7
Inventory numbers
MO 057-117000.3 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 16337 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21920 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 19, 2017: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • February 17, 2010: Updated by Joshua Collins: added gps coordinates
  • November 22, 2008: New photo from James Baughn

Sources 

  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Missouri Historic Bridge Inventory
  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net