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Santa Fe Truss Bridge


Photo taken November 1991 by Clayton B. Fraser for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #123853



Lost wrought-iron through truss bridge over South Fork Salt River on CR 645 just south of Santa Fe
Monroe County, Missouri
Replaced by a modern bridge
Built 1888 as a triple-span bridge near Florida, MO by the St. Louis Bridge & Iron Co.; relocated here in 1932; replaced 1992
- St. Louis Bridge & Iron Co. of St. Louis, Missouri
Main span: Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 137.1 ft.
Total length: 222.1 ft.
Deck width: 13.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.36625, -91.81936   (decimal degrees)
39°21'58" N, 91°49'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/601705/4358085 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Santa Fe
Land survey
T. 53 N., R. 8 W., Sec. 20
Inventory numbers
MoDOT 069-024000.1 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 22130 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/1991)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 18.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1989)

Update Log 

  • September 1, 2014: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Added photo of Bridge at Florida, which was actually a triple span through truss.
  • September 13, 2008: New photos from James Baughn
  • February 11, 2005: Posted new photos


  • HAER MO-68 - Santa Fe Bridge
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Santa Fe Truss Bridge
Posted April 10, 2015, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

That sure looks like a Massillon plaque in the last photo!