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MKT - Boonville Railroad Bridge (2nd)

Photos 

Color postcard

BH Photo #105100

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss swing bridge over the Missouri River on the MKT Railroad at Boonville
Location
Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri, and Howard County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1894-96, replacing the first Boonville bridge, but reusing the substructure. Replaced by the third and current Boonville bridge in 1932.
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroad
- Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (MKT)
Design
From north to south:
Three fixed pin-connected, 9-panel Parker through truss spans, each 225 ft.
One fixed pin-connected, 9-panel Parker through truss span, 258 ft.
One swing, pin-connected, 14-panel through truss, 360 ft.
One fixed pin-connected, 9-panel Parker through truss span, 258 ft.
One fixed span, 84 ft.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 360.0 ft.
Total length: 1,635.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.97910, -92.75401   (decimal degrees)
38°58'45" N, 92°45'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/521306/4314485 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Billingsville
Inventory number
BH 21364 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 30, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • May 1, 2008: New photo from David B. Haun
  • October 31, 2005: Posted photos and info from Todd Baslee

Sources 

  • Todd W. Baslee
  • David B. Haun
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Second Boonville Railroad Bridge
Posted September 11, 2009, by jackiejohnson (hoppi [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

UPRR should reopen current bridge www.h