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River Aux Vases Route B Bridge

Photos 

Oblique view

Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #107356

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over River Aux Vases on Route B southwest of Ste. Genevieve
Location
Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri
Status
Demolished to make room for replacement bridge
History
Built 1936; demolished March 2010
Builder
- C.H. Atkinson Paving Co. of Chillicothe, Missouri (Contractor)
Design
Skewed, riveted, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 140.7 ft.
Total length: 231.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.88039, -90.11337   (decimal degrees)
37°52'49" N, 90°06'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/753876/4196472 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sainte Genevieve
Land survey
T. 37 N., R. 8 E., Sec. 26
Inventory numbers
MoDOT X-67 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 9522 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22672 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 26, 2010: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge is scheduled for replacement starting next week
  • August 6, 2005: Posted new photos

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Comments 

River Aux Vases Route B Bridge
Posted January 7, 2011, by Chris (chris_godat [at] hotmail [dot] com)

My grandmother used to live about 2 miles from this bridge. In the mid 1970s we would drive from St. Louis about twice a month to visit her--whenever we would get to this bridge I knew that we were near.

Wonderful to see this lost piece of my childhood.

Thanks,

Chris

River Aux Vases Route B Bridge
Posted March 3, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Another eyesore coming soon..........

River Aux Vases Route B Bridge - demolition started 3/1/2010
Posted March 2, 2010, by andy meyer (andrew [dot] meyer [at] modot [dot] mo [dot] gov)

Bridge closed to traffic 3/1/2010 for removal.

New 28 foot wide bridge will be open by 6/1/2010.

This bridge replacement is part of a 4.6 million dollar American Reinvestment and Recovery Act project to improve Route B.

Traffic volumes on this route have doubled in the last few years. This increase is likely attributable to half a dozen wineries, two quarries, and a saw mill.

River Aux Vases Route B Bridge
Posted February 26, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Note the Warren truss style portals and sway bracing, a very uncommon feature on this doomed span.