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Benedict Road Bridge

Photos 

From the east end of the new bridge

Entry is posted so there is no easy access to the road leading to the east portal.

Photo taken by Clark Vance in February 2015

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BH Photo #316805

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Bypassed pony truss bridge over Perche Creek on Benedict Road
Location
Boone County, Missouri
Status
Abandoned
History
Bypassed by new bridge 1981-82
Design
Pin-connected, 6-panel Parker pony truss
Camelback style with 5-slopes
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.09288, -92.41291   (decimal degrees)
39°05'34" N, 92°24'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/550771/4327247 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sturgeon SW
Land survey
T. 50 N., R. 13 W., Sec. 29
Inventory number
BH 43985 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

6-panel truss (569)
Abandoned (3,291)
Boone County, Missouri (86)
Bypassed (157)
Have street view (25,070)
Missouri (6,110)
Owned by county (19,758)
Parker pony truss (356)
Parker truss (1,575)
Pin-connected (3,659)
Pony truss (15,561)
Truss (30,965)
Wooden deck (5,991)

Update Log 

  • February 21, 2015: New photos from Clark Vance
  • September 10, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.
  • January 31, 2010: Added by James Baughn based on information from Darrin Williams

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com

Comments 

Benedict Road Bridge
Posted February 7, 2010, by Darrin Williams (dw1970 [at] centurytel [dot] net)

Here are some pics I took of the bridge in July 2008. I grew up just a few miles north of the site. When I was in elementary school, the bus I rode on had to cross the bridge. To this day, it amazes me the bridge was strong enough to handle the weight.