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US 66 Little Piney Bridge

Map 

Description 

Photographs here: https://books.google.com/books?id=kxNUqu24PxsC&pg=PA31&hl=en... http://www.66postcards.com/postcards/mo/MO063152.html

This stretch of Us 66 was made four lane supposedly in response to increased wartime traffic. The 1946 revised topo still shows this alignment with two lanes. The 1951 topo shows a second double lane with this bridge still in use as eastbound. At that time the pony truss shown in the second picture was probably removed to make room for the the additional lane and the transition where the original alignment became westbound traffic. It may not have been bypassed and removed until the 1967 date.

Facts 

Overview
Lost five span Pratt through truss bridge over Little Piney Creek and Frisco line on US 66
Location
Phelps County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built in 1923 as part of US 66, bypassed 1952, removed 1967
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
US 66 Arlington Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.91823, -91.96952   (decimal degrees)
37°55'06" N, 91°58'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/590575/4197242 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 37 N., R. 10 W., Sec. 24
Elevation
712 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 72393 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1923 (533)
Built during 1920s (8,751)
Lost (18,649)
Lost 1967 (37)
Lost during 1960s (406)
Missouri (5,935)
Phelps County, Missouri (26)
Pratt through truss (4,596)
Pratt truss (8,016)
Replaced by new bridge (12,349)
Through truss (12,893)
Truss (29,433)
US 66 (233)

Update Log 

  • June 1, 2016: Added by Clark Vance

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com