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Mill Spring Bridge

Photo 

MillSpring

Bing Imagery

BH Photo #383283

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Collapsed through truss bridge over Black River south of Mill Spring
Location
Wayne County, Missouri
Status
Collapsed
History
Built 1906 by the Vincennes Bridge Co.
Builder
- Vincennes Bridge Co. of Vincennes, Indiana
Design
Pin-connected, 10-panel Parker through truss (?)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.05514, -90.68297   (decimal degrees)
37°03'19" N, 90°40'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/706026/4103500 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mill Spring
Land survey
T. 28 N., R. 3 E., Sec. 36
Inventory number
BH 76086 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1906 (545)
Built during 1900s (6,325)
Collapsed (180)
Lost (18,855)
Missouri (5,955)
Parker through truss (1,169)
Parker truss (1,525)
Pin-connected (3,265)
Through truss (12,925)
Truss (29,505)
Vincennes Bridge Co. (95)
Wayne County, Missouri (50)

Update Log 

  • March 16, 2017: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • March 13, 2017: Added

Sources 

Comments 

Black River Bridge
Posted March 14, 2017, by James Baughn (webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com)

Somehow I completely missed the existence of this large Parker through truss even though I've driven through the area many times.

I'm hearing that the bridge has collapsed and there's an urgent need to clear it from the river. But it's unclear who owns the bridge and would be responsible.

If anybody would like to try salvaging a nice 1906-vintage pin-connected truss, here's your chance.

I haven't been able to locate any photos other than the attached Bird's Eye View from Bing.