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Briscoe Bridge

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Zora Jameson Fisher; Briscoe Bridge, June 21, 1915

Zora Fisher was the wife of John Porter Fisher, Ralls County Times Editor, who took this photo on the brand new Briscoe Bridge

Photo taken by John Porter Fisher, 1915

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BH Photo #284604

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Turkey Creek on Buford Cave Road
Location
Ralls County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built ca. 1925; replaced 1997
Design
Riveted, 5-panel Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 102.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.59240, -91.44136   (decimal degrees)
39°35'33" N, 91°26'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/633832/4383679 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New London
Land survey
Survey #3243 (T. 55 N., R. 5 W.)
Inventory numbers
MO 087-128001.1 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
BH 40468 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 1, 2014: New photos from K. Allen Ballard
  • April 24, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Name change

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Comments 

Turkey Creek Bridge
Posted April 24, 2014, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

Correct name for this bridge is Briscoe Bridge, for local landowners in the Turkey Creek area. The pony span was completed some time after June 1915 based on photographs by Ralls County Times editor John Porter Fisher. The lady in this photo is Fisher's wife, Zora Jameson Fisher. At present I do not have any full views of this bridge.......not yet.