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West Point Bridge

Photos 

View from a distance

Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #107675

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned through truss bridge over Charrette Creek on Fallen Timber Road
Location
Warren County, Missouri
Status
Abandoned with approach span partially collapsed
History
Built 1905 by the Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co.; closed to traffic in 1998; partially collapsed ca. 2008
Builder
- Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co. of St. Louis, Missouri
Design
Main span: Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss (intact but with some of the deck missing)
Approach: Pin-connected, 4-panel Pratt pony truss (partially collapsed)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 124.0 ft.
Total length: 186.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.5 ft.
Also called
Fallen Timber Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.64667, -91.12393   (decimal degrees)
38°38'48" N, 91°07'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/663263/4279237 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Marthasville
Land survey
T. 45 N., R. 2 W., Sec. 22
Inventory numbers
MO 109-133000.2 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 16808 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22763 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 27, 2016: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Updated name based on MO Bridge data dated 1992
  • January 27, 2014: New photo from Diane Martin
  • May 7, 2010: New photos from James Baughn
  • May 4, 2010: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge is still standing, but barely, with the approach span hanging on by a thread
  • August 3, 2005: Posted new photos

Sources 

Comments 

Fallen Timber Road Bridge
Posted December 10, 2014, by Eravau Itu (tony [dot] colter [at] tonycolter [dot] com)

I visited this beautiful, old bridge on December 7, 2014 and carefully walked across part of it on the metal beams. The wooden decking in the middle 1/3 of the bridge is completely gone. Despite the disrepair, it was still nice to see.

Fallen Timber Road Bridge
Posted December 7, 2009, by Adam Eggering (amegger [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Went across this bridge during a dual sport motorcycle ride...I would not recommend it. The partially collapsed end is very shaky and large sections of the floor planks are gone on the main span forcing us to push the bikes across one beam while walking on another. Yikes!

Fallen Timber Road Bridge
Posted April 14, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I don't see any signs of a tree, but it sure looks like one fell on the one side of the pony truss.

Fallen Timber Road Bridge
Posted April 13, 2009, by Jay Smith (jaylaura327 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I visted this bridge just after Christmas 2008, and found that part of the bridge has collasped. Not sure what happened, but it's sad.

Fallen Timber Road Bridge
Posted August 28, 2007, by Robert David Kasal (cherry63376 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is in a beutifull location.

Fallen Timber Road Bridge
Posted August 28, 2007, by Robert David Kasal (cherry63376)

This bridge is in a beutifull location.