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Frankford Arch / Slab Bridge

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Frankford arch slab bridge

East side of Frankford Arch; north side; unamed Creek draining the town of Frankford.

Photo taken by K. Allen Ballard in December 31, 2015

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BH Photo #344902

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Description 

Unknown origin & history; Originally traffic drove from upper Frankford town and down thru Arch (in the creek), passing under Arch and on to New London (north) or Louisiana (south). Probably in the 1910's this slab bridge was added to aid in crossing over to the North. At present it is in danger of collapsing some day; Still, it's an interesting sidenote in the history of transportation.

Facts 

Overview
Slab bridge over Unnamed Creek on former Frankford - Louisiana Pike
Location
Frankford, Pike County, Missouri
Status
Intact but in danger of eventual collapse.
Future prospects
Left in place as is.
History
Unknown History
Builder
- Unknown
Design
Slab
Dimensions
Span length: 20.0 ft.
Total length: 20.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Also called
Frankford - Louisiana Pike Rd
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.49452, -91.31762   (decimal degrees)
39°29'40" N, 91°19'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/644664/4373006 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
Peno Township
Inventory number
BH 70413 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 1, 2016: Added by K. Allen Ballard; add photos; limited history & details

Sources 

  • K. Allen Ballard - speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com