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Defiance Road Bridge

Photos 

View Looking Upstream To Northwest

Photo taken August 1989 by Lloyd Grotjan for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #124233

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss over Femme Osage Creek on Defiance Road just off Route F
Location
St. Charles County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a concrete bridge
History
Built 1906-1907 by the Joliet Bridge & Iron Co.; replaced 1990
Builder
- Joliet Bridge & Iron Co. of Joliet, Illinois
Design
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.63914, -90.80487   (decimal degrees)
38°38'21" N, 90°48'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/691051/4279018 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Defiance
Land survey
Survey #303 (T. 45 N., R. 2 E.)
Inventory number
BH 22570 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 14, 2008: New photos from James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER MO-57 - Defiance Road Bridge
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com