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Noah's Ark Covered Bridge 25-83-01x

Photos 

Postcard

BH Photo #127806

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost covered bridge over Little Platte River on Route B
Location
Platte County, Missouri
Status
Destroyed by flood
History
Built 1878; bypassed by new bridge in 1957; damaged by flood in July 1965 and dismantled
Design
Howe through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 90.0 ft.
Total length: 90.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.40627, -94.65874   (decimal degrees)
39°24'23" N, 94°39'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/357187/4363174 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Camden Point
Land survey
T. 53 N., R. 34 W., Sec. 13
Elevation
770 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
WGCB 25-83-01x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 22348 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 25, 2018: New photo from Rusty Weisman
  • May 10, 2018: New photo from Rusty Weisman
  • September 22, 2011: Photos imported by Luke Harden
  • February 14, 2010: New photo from Robert Stephenson
  • June 24, 2009: Updated by David Backlin: Revised history
  • November 17, 2008: New photo from James Baughn

Sources 

  • "Missouri's Covered Bridges" - Article by Dorothy Caldwell in the Jan. 1967 issue of Missouri Historical Review (Vol. LXI, No. 2)
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Rusty Weisman

Comments 

Noah's Ark Covered Bridge
Posted September 22, 2011, by Steve Meek (stevemeek7 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Here are a few pictures of the Bridge. Please email me any you may want to share. Thanks Steve Meek

Noah's Ark Covered Bridge
Posted July 15, 2010, by Steve Meek (stevemeek7 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Here is a picture of the bridge in its original location.

Noah's Ark Covered Bridge
Posted January 22, 2010, by brad (fastasme01 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

i have a postcard of the bridge.dont know the date of it, but the back of the card is marked smithville mo. im guessing it is from the 50s or early 60s

Noah's Ark Covered Bridge
Posted February 25, 2009, by Steve Meek (smeek [at] williamsburghosphouse [dot] com)

By the way this bridge was not destroyed by the flood of "65".

The flood laid the bridge over on its side, and Platte county moved the bridge to the Platte County fair grounds.

It was then destroyed by Fire.

Steve

Noah's Ark Covered Bridge
Posted February 25, 2009, by Steve Meek (smeek [at] williamsburghosphouse [dot] com)

Does any one have a photo of this bridge.

I am working on doing an oil painting of this bridge.

I remember this as a boy and am looking for all the photos I can find on this bridge.

It has been hard finding a photo.

Thanks,