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Frisco - Gasconade River Bridge

Photos 

Postcard

Photo taken by James Baughn

BH Photo #147195

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost three-span through truss bridge over Gasconade River on the Frisco Railroad between Jerome and Arlington
Location
Jerome, Phelps County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a new through truss bridge
History
Destroyed by derailment 1961
Railroad
- St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (SLSF; Frisco)
Design
Three pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through trusses
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.92148, -91.97524   (decimal degrees)
37°55'17" N, 91°58'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/590067/4197598 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newburg
Land survey
T. 37 N., R. 10 W., Sec. 24
Elevation
688 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 43462 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 11, 2019: Photo imported by Clark Vance
  • June 23, 2014: New photo from Brian Parkinson
  • October 5, 2009: New photo from James Baughn

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Brian Parkinson - railstoruin [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Old Stagecoach Stop - Long shot of the bridge in 1909
  • Old Stagecoach Stop - Closer view of the bridge

Comments 

Frisco - Gasconade River Bridge
Posted December 5, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The truss on the new is a Warren while the old bridge looks like a Pratt.

Frisco - Gasconade River Bridge
Posted October 6, 2016, by Steven P. Allen (steveallen855 [at] centurytel [dot] net)

Actually, the present truss span is a surviving span that was not heavily damaged by the wreck. The other two spans were replaced by girder spans.