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Black's Ford Bridge

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Rock Quarry Bridge

Photo taken by Chris Gonnerman in March 2012

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #229171

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Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Hinkson Creek on Rock Quarry Road in Columbia
Location
Columbia, Boone County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1911 by the Missouri Bridge & Iron Co.; closed to pedestrian use Oct. 2014, demolished 2015
Builder
- Missouri Bridge & Iron Co. of St. Louis, Missouri
Design
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 103.0 ft.
Total length: 105.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Also called
Capen Park Bridge
Rock Quarry Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.92986, -92.32316   (decimal degrees)
38°55'47" N, 92°19'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/558666/4309210 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Columbia
Land survey
T. 48 N., R. 12 W., Sec. 19
Inventory numbers
MO 010-093000.9 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
BH 42703 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 16, 2015: Updated by Elliott Johnson: bridge has been removed according to recent imagery.
  • March 29, 2015: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge is doomed
  • September 24, 2013: New photos from James Baughn
  • April 6, 2012: Updated by Chris Gonnerman: Updated bridge truss description.
  • June 13, 2010: Updated by James Baughn: Bing Bird's Eye view confirms bridge is still standing and open to pedestrians
  • June 4, 2009: Added by James Baughn

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Comments 

Black's Ford Bridge
Posted November 4, 2020, by Mary Jo Hagan (mjincolumbia [at] aol [dot] com)

Iím trying to remember the years I drove over this bridge from S. Rock Quarry to teach in Columbia. Iím sure people traveled across the bridge in the 1980s. Was it two lane or just one lane north? Are there photos of the history? I walked the trail at Capen Park today and it sparked my interest.

Thanks. MJ Hagan