Rating:
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McCain Bridge

Photo 

Postcard

BH Photo #127808

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost three-span through truss bridge somewhere near Richland, probably over Gasconade River
Location
Pulaski County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by new bridge
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.80070, -92.34111   (decimal degrees)
37°48'03" N, 92°20'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/558005/4183906 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ozark Springs
Inventory number
BH 38142 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Lost (18,933)
Missouri (5,967)
Mystery (84)
Pratt through truss (4,624)
Pratt truss (8,069)
Pulaski County, Missouri (22)
Replaced by new bridge (12,561)
Through truss (12,948)
Truss (29,543)

Update Log 

  • November 22, 2011: Updated by Clark Vance: Probable location
  • November 17, 2008: New photo from James Baughn
  • November 16, 2008: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com

Comments 

McCain Bridge
Posted August 8, 2009, by jeff huffman (jeffhtry [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge was located on what we call 7 hwy now. I beleive by looking at the old maps and comparing them to the new maps that it is really close to where the bridge crosses the Gasconade now.

McCain Bridge
Posted August 2, 2009, by snoop (snoopdorkydork71 [at] gmail [dot] com)

"McCain Bridge was the first steel bridge built in Pulaski County in 1894. It was on the Richland Road from the California House to Richland."

From the 2009 edition of the Old Settler's Gazette http://www.oldstagecoachstop.org/webgeezer/Gazette09/2009%20...