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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
+37.92221, -91.97512   (decimal degrees)
37°55'20" N, 91°58'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/590078/4197679 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newburg
Inventory number
BH 43462 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 23, 2014: New photo from Brian Parkinson
  • October 5, 2009: New photo from James Baughn

Sources 

  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Brian Parkinson - railstoruin [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

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.