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Knotts Bridge

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Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #106546

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Facts 

Overview
Abandoned through truss bridge over St. Johns Bayou on CR 732
Location
New Madrid County, Missouri
Status
Abandoned with access roads gated off
History
Built 1917 by the Vincennes Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1980; closed to traffic ca. 2000
Builder
- Vincennes Bridge Co. of Vincennes, Indiana
Design
Pin-connected, 8-panel Camelback Pratt through truss with wooden deck
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 140.1 ft.
Total length: 144.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.7 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
St. Johns Bayou Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.61112, -89.46292   (decimal degrees)
36°36'40" N, 89°27'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/279728/4054558 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hubbard Lake
Land survey
T. 23 N., R. 15 E., Sec. 29
Inventory numbers
MONBI 15840 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22157 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 1, 2005: Posted new photos

Comments 

Knotts Bridge
Posted April 8, 2012, by D. W. Adams (weetbixmarmite [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Let me tell you right now that if you go looking for this bridge, you're gonna have fun! But it's gonna be well worth it. The deck is still in really good condition and it's so beautiful back off in there!