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Galena Wagon Bridge

Photos 

Historic postcard

BH Photo #107539

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost three-span through truss bridge over James River at Galena
Location
Galena, Stone County, Missouri
Status
No longer standing, but one concrete pier remains
History
Built 1910-11 by the Western Bridge Co. Made obsolete by parallel Galena Y Bridge in 1927. Dismantled Spring 1929, with two spans reused in the Hootentown Bridge.
Builder
- Western Bridge Co. of Harrisonville, Missouri
Design
From west to east:
Three short stringer spans supported by timber pile bents
One pin-connected, 4-panel Pratt pony truss
Three pin-connected, 8-panel Parker through trusses, each 157.5 feet long
One stringer span
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.80397, -93.46220   (decimal degrees)
36°48'14" N, 93°27'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/458769/4073226 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Galena
Inventory number
BH 22707 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 16, 2015: New photo from Nathan Holth
  • November 28, 2011: Updated by David Backlin: Added approximate GPS
  • January 9, 2006: Posted new photos

Sources 

Comments 

Galena Wagon Bridge
Posted June 16, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

If I look at this right, it says Canton Bridge Co. built this bridge. Or at least erected it. https://archive.org/stream/annualreportmi43miss#page/332/mod...