1977 Graduate Highland High School, Ewing, MO; Graduate (A.S. Electronic Technology) Truman State, Kirksville, MO, 1987; Quality Engineer; Historian; Musician; Wanna-be Photographer; Author of 2 books, 'History of the St. Louis & Hannibal RR, New London to Perry Branchline' (self-published 2008); 'Ralls County' published by Arcadia Publishing, Oct 2012. Old Bridge lover!
View upstream framed by Graffitti encrusted TrussWeilandich Bridge (Marion County, Missouri)
SHELBY CR253-2North River CR 253 Bridge (Shelby County, Missouri)
Bluff Canal Bridge near CR543 cBluff Canal Bridge (Adams County, Illinois)
Organ Ferry Bridge 1908Organ Ferry Bridge (Ralls County, Missouri)
Pike CR33 South Spencer Cr 3 15 15Spencer Creek CR 33 Bridge (Pike County, Missouri)
Outstanding in It's Field?Fall Creek Through Truss Bridge (Adams County, Illinois)
Bluff Canal Bridge CR500-1Bluff Canal Bridge CR500 Petit Creek (Hancock County, Illinois)
South Fabius River CR 289South Fabius River CR 289 Bridge (Knox County, Missouri)
Zora Jameson Fisher; Briscoe Bridge, June 21, 1915Briscoe Bridge (Ralls County, Missouri)
Fisher Kids, Briscoe Bridge, June 21, 1915Briscoe Bridge (Ralls County, Missouri)
Pleasant Valley Bridge (Knox CR 282)Pleasant Valley Bridge (Knox County, Missouri)
Walkersville Bridge panoramicWalkersville Bridge (Shelby County, Missouri)
These 4 Lost Creek Bridges are very similar to the Canal Bridges north of Quincy, IL in Adams & Hancock Counties. I have friends in Elsberry and I'm not sure how I missed them before? Have driven by them a bunch but never caught sight of them! Sounds like a road trip is in order.....
Visited here June 7, 2017 about 2:30pm. Railings bent up but bridge is still very serviceable.
Visited here late afternoon, June 3rd, 2017. Heavy duty girder plate, very wide, could easily accommodate modern farm equipment; possible former RR span moved from elsewhere.
Visited here May 9th, 2017; didn't have a lot of time to spend and left my boots at home so I couldn't go 'feet wet' to center up on the bridge and get the upstream side. Another time.....I'm only 40 minutes away.
Confirmed bridge is gone, new UECB just opened, Nov 2016.
I have been told by a co-worker who lives nearby that Buckhorn Bridge is now gone; replaced by a UECB. Glad I visited earlier this spring. I hope someone can definitively confirm the status of the great old bridge.
There is a now a 4-Ton posted weight limit.
My wife & I visited Steinhagen Bridge Oct 25, 2016; I took some pics, and got a 36th Wedding Anniversary photo as well. Easy to get to, great photo op. Hoping to come back real soon to get some better shots. Only took 36 photos on a limited time schedule.
THX for sharing your info chrissy! It is appreciated.
Nice Find Nick! THX for your efforts & sharing a great old relic like this one.
THANX for the drone video. Awesome work Mark.
Nice work David. Happy Bridge Hunting!
In looking at the History Bridge Inventory it seems this bridge is named "Eagles Nest Bridge". I need to confirm this first & I will update name then. I was close by last Friday, but didn't have time to check in on it again. Last visit was probably 2007 'ish.
Good work John, thanx for sharing, sorry to hear you got stuck checking it out.
Anyone from Pike County know more background on this bridge? Please share.....THANX.