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Cedar Falls Bridge

Photos 

Bridge Looking Downstream To North

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #122352

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost two-span through truss bridge over Flat River on Ceder Falls Road just east of Desloge in Desloge
Location
Desloge, St. Francois County, Missouri
Status
No longer exists, replaced by concrete bridge
History
Built 1911 by Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co. for $3,890. Replaced 1989.
Builder
- Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co. of St. Louis, Missouri
Design
Two pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt through trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 90.0 ft.
Total length: 180.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.88329, -90.50311   (decimal degrees)
37°52'60" N, 90°30'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/719584/4195804 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bonne Terre
Land survey
Survey #345 (T. 37 N., R. 5 E.)
Inventory number
BH 22600 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 24, 2008: New photos from James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER MO-49 - Cedar Falls Road Bridge
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com

Comments 

Cedar Falls Bridge
Posted October 15, 2005, by Dale Dworak (hmshyperion [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I grew up near this bridge. We used to inch up the chords and then walk along the top. I have some old color pictures of the bridge in the late 70s/early 80s I'll try and find. For a while you could also drive underneath and across Flat River Creek. The new bridge has no personality.