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Old Kimberling City Bridge

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Old Kimberling Bridge

March 30, 1955

Mo Dept of Transportation

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BH Photo #324827

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Facts 

Overview
Two-span through truss bridge on MO 13, submerged by Table Rock Lake
Location
Stone County, Missouri
Status
Submerged under Table Rock Lake but still partially intact with only the north main truss and pony truss spans intact.
History
Built 1927; replaced by new bridge 1956-57 and inundated by waters of Table Rock Lake
Design
Two-span Parker through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.62329, -93.42092   (decimal degrees)
36°37'24" N, 93°25'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/462363/4053165 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lampe
Inventory number
BH 44621 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 19, 2015: New photos from Karen Daniels
  • December 12, 2012: Updated by Chris Knight: Updateing the bridge info based on Sonar Images of what still remains of the submerged bridge.
  • March 27, 2010: Added by James Baughn

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Karen Daniels

Comments 

Old Kimberling City Bridge
Posted August 8, 2012, by Don Morrison (bacchus [at] mchsi [dot] com)

Found another submerged bridge. It's Wyse Ferry Bridge under Lake Murray in South Carolina.

Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Murray_(South_Carolina)

Old Kimberling City Bridge
Posted August 7, 2012, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Here's a video of the Lay Lake submerged bridge in Alabama mentioned below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssU3KY_JfJY

Old Kimberling City Bridge
Posted August 7, 2012, by Don Morrison (bacchus [at] mchsi)

There is a bridge under Lay lake in Alabama.

Check out the Hummingbird side scan forums for more submerged bridges & stuff.

http://forums.sideimagingsoft.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=ascmif...

Old Kimberling City Bridge
Posted August 6, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Fascinating!

There is reportedly a covered bridge and mill still intact at the bottom of Herrington Lake in Garrard County, KY. The 175ft long King's Mill Bridge was apparently left standing in 1925 when the Dix River was dammed to form the lake. I wish someone would use sonar to confirm this!

Old Kimberling City Bridge
Posted August 6, 2012, by J Lance (bugo [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Here is a website with underwater pictures of the old bridge:

http://sueandersenrealty.com/flood2008/index_files/page0006....

As you can see, the southern truss is gone and the remaining through truss span is warped and many of the structural members are gone. The northern approach pony span is still there, however. Very creepy but cool. I wonder if the other truss is still somewhere underneath the lake?

Old Kimberling City Bridge
Posted August 13, 2010, by Matthew Lohry

A photo of both the old and the new bridges just prior to the dam (and, subsequently, the lake) being built can be seen at the following link:

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~earlyyrs/schwyhart/k...

Photo credit to the Schwyhart family

Old Kimberling City Bridge
Posted August 13, 2010, by Richard Clark (rlclark [at] up [dot] com)

I heard there is a picture of this bridge in a business near Kimberling. Do you have any info. about a picture?