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Ball Mill Bridge


Ball Mill Bridge

Contributed by Patricia Apple

Photo by Gary Blagg


BH Photo #375998


Lost through truss bridge over Little Black River on CR 368, just beyond the end of Route V southwest of Harviell
Butler County, Missouri
Replaced by a concrete span in 1988
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.63147, -90.57533   (decimal degrees)
36°37'53" N, 90°34'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/716793/4056729 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 23 N., R. 4 E., Sec. 24
Inventory number
BH 20935 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


A-frame portal (518)
Butler County, Missouri (55)
Lally columns (354)
Lost (29,036)
Lost 1988 (188)
Lost during 1980s (1,545)
Missouri (6,564)
Owned by county (21,656)
Pin-connected (4,862)
Pratt through truss (6,127)
Pratt truss (10,402)
Through truss (17,174)
Truss (35,919)

Update Log 

  • January 18, 2017: Updated by Dave King: Added categories "A-frame portal", "Lally columns"
  • January 16, 2017: New photos from Dana and Kay Klein


Ball Mill Bridge
Posted April 20, 2020, by Patrick Miller (millerps125 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I would like to know if any other pictures are available. I grew up near this bridge and would love to get some pics to use so I can have a nice painting completed. Thank you.

Ball Mill Bridge
Posted January 16, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Patricia these are great thanks for sharing. I separated brightened and inserted into main body of bridge description with Gary credited as Photographer and you as contributor. Any idea what time frame? IE 1970's Thanks for sharing

Ball Mill Bridge
Posted January 16, 2017, by Patricia Apple (Trisheapple [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I have pictures that my brother (Gary Blagg) took before the bridge was destroyed.