View Looking Southwest, Showing Modified Pratt Trusses And Stone Center Pier
Photo taken by Robert L. Hayden for the Historic American Engineering Record
View photos at Library of Congress
BH Photo #122845
In the 1880s the Osage was crossed at Osceola via three bridges from upstream to downstream -- 1) wagon bridge, 2) frisco RR, and 3) KC,C, and S RR
Any chance this is the old highway bridge, prior to the widening of 13 and the arch bridge? Or could this bridge be one of the two Railroad Bridges that would have crossed here? KCCS or Blair Line?
I found these old photos in the online archive of Bittersweet, a publication done by students from Lebanon High School. I believe the pictures were taken by Stephen Ludwig, circa 1978. You can view the article here: http://thelibrary.springfield.missouri.org/lochist/periodica...
Picture 1 Bridge at Osceola over the Osage River. A massive structure, unused due to floor's condition and not repaired because of single-lane width.
Picture 2 Inscription on Osceola Bridge.