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Paris Covered Bridge 25-69-04x

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Overview
Lost 100-ft covered bridge over Middle Fork Salt River at Paris
Location
Paris, Monroe County, Missouri
Status
No longer exists
History
Completed ca. 1858 for $5,000 by Joseph C. Elliott; rehabilitated 1952; washed away in 1958
Builder
- Joseph C. Elliott of Payson, Illinois
Design
Covered Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.48417, -91.99644   (decimal degrees)
39°29'03" N, 91°59'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/586305/4370988 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Paris East
Inventory numbers
WGCB 25-69-04x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 22125 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 11, 2005: Posted new photos

Sources 

  • "Missouri's Covered Bridges" - Article by Dorothy Caldwell in the Jan. 1967 issue of Missouri Historical Review (Vol. LXI, No. 2)

Comments 

Paris Covered Bridge
Posted March 24, 2006, by don williams (donaldlw [at] mchsi [dot] com)

the bridge pictured on the post card is the Union covered Bridge. It is still in existance (one of 4 covered bridges in Missouri).