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Mystery Bridge


Historic photo

This photo, submitted by Mark Frazier, was taken July 1956 by the U.S. Soil Conservation Service. The photo's caption gives the address as Bethany in Harrison County but doesn't name the creek or provide an exact location.

BH Photo #105420


Through truss bridge somewhere near Bethany
Harrison County, Missouri
Unknown status
- Dildine Bridge Co. of Cameron, Missouri (Likely Fabricator)
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt through truss with wooden deck
Inventory number
BH 21577 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


5-panel truss (462)
Dildine Bridge Co. (52)
Harrison County, Missouri (65)
Missouri (6,109)
Mystery (89)
Pin-connected (3,659)
Pratt through truss (4,883)
Pratt truss (8,500)
Through truss (13,848)
Truss (30,947)
Unknown status (1,614)

Update Log 

  • January 11, 2007: Posted historic photo submitted by Mark Frazier


  • Mark Frazier - mfrazier404 [at] gmail [dot] com


Mystery Bridge
Posted October 2, 2017, by Susan Burns (burns4 [at] grm [dot] net)

Yes this is West Fork Big Creek on CR 436. Sad it's gone, the 1909 flood line was marked on that bridge. The mark was still there in 1993 when a new flood mark was made.

Mystery Bridge
Posted May 27, 2015, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

So, are we talking about this one?


Mystery Bridge
Posted May 26, 2015, by Marsha (Stevens) Umphry (sgtump1 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I agree with Walker Burns! It IS the old bridge that was replaced with the "rainbow" cement bridge just west

of the old county home. This was known as "the old New Hampton road". I own the property just around the corner, from this bridge.

Mystery Bridge
Posted May 25, 2015, by Walker/Susan Burns

Walker says its the one west of old county farm. It had the 1909 and 1993 floods marked on it...no longer there replaced by ugly cement one. West fork of big creek

Mystery Bridge
Posted November 27, 2014, by Kelly McClanahan

Is there a possibility that this is the same bridge as Big Creek CR 641 Bridge? The design is very similar, and both are what would be considered Bethany.