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Columbia Bridge

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Overview

Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #106501

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Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Elk Fork Salt River on CR 875, southwest of Paris
Location
Monroe County, Missouri
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1929 by the Dildine Bridge Co.; destroyed by flash flood July 26, 2008
Builder
- Dildine Bridge Co. of Cameron, Missouri
Design
Riveted, 6-panel Pratt through truss with a wooden deck
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 159.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.43858, -92.02857   (decimal degrees)
39°26'19" N, 92°01'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/583596/4365898 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Paris West
Land survey
T. 54 N., R. 10 W., Sec. 28
Inventory numbers
MO 069-205002.5 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 18956 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22095 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 28, 2008: Bridge was destroyed by flash flooding on July 26
  • January 11, 2007: Posted all new photos

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Columbia Bridge
Posted July 27, 2008, by charles havens (bbigcnote [at] hotmail [dot] com)

this bridge was washed off of its colums and destroyed by flood waters on july 26th 2008. i have seen the damage first hand. it is gone.