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Bacon Bridge

Photos 

Distant View Looking Southeast

Black-and-white HAER photos taken Fall 1987 by Lloyd Grotjan

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #129513

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Moniteau Creek on Bacon Bridge Road
Location
Moniteau County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a concrete bridge
History
Built 1885 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio. Damaged by flooding in September 1905 and rebuilt 1906 by the Interstate Bridge Co. of Kansas City. Replaced 1987.
Builders
- Interstate Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 206.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.71006, -92.45287   (decimal degrees)
38°42'36" N, 92°27'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/547569/4284744 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Centertown NW
Land survey
T. 46 N., R. 14 W., Sec. 28
Inventory number
BH 22074 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 6, 2008: New photos from James Baughn
  • January 26, 2005: Posted new photos

Sources 

  • HAER MO-32 - Bacon Bridge
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com