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Old Alton Road Bridge

Photos 

Side view

Photo taken by Ken Franke

BH Photo #106599

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Warm Fork Spring River on the old Thayer-Alton Road near Thayer
Location
Oregon County, Missouri
Status
Removed Summer 2008 and sold for scrap
History
Built 1914 by the East St. Louis Bridge Co.; demolished 2008
Builder
- East St. Louis Bridge Co. of East St. Louis, Illinois
Design
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 104.0 ft.
Total length: 104.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.54612, -91.53053   (decimal degrees)
36°32'46" N, 91°31'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/631524/4045527 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Thayer
Land survey
T. 22 N., R. 5 W., Sec. 20
Inventory numbers
MO 075-223000.2 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
BH 22236 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 12, 2008: Bridge has been removed
  • July 3, 2006: Posted photos from Ken Franke

Sources 

Comments 

Old Alton Road Bridge
Posted November 15, 2008, by davidwilson (davidwlsn29 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Its a very beautyfull location were the bridge is located,we can cant find such bridges in our localities so we should feel proud to have such a bridge is their in our locality.

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Old Alton Road Bridge
Posted March 19, 2008, by bobby bair

the bridge is still here, but now we cross our horses under it.

Old Alton Road Bridge
Posted July 9, 2007, by Lora (Wallace) Allen (babe_65775 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I am a former resident of Thayer MO and as a teenager hung out at the old bridge, during this time the bridge was open to trafic, but soon closed due to damages to the bridge. My Great Grandfather, Andrew Jackson, was an officer of the law and charged people .05 to cross by walking and .10 to cross on horse back. This occured soon after the bridge opened.