Western approach of wreckage.
Photo taken by K. Allen Ballard in April 20, 2014
BH Photo #282684
Attempted to approach from the east; road is abandoned and impassable for 1/4 mile from bridge site. Can be safely & easily reached from the west via Linwood. [See Posts at end of narrative] Please note that all Knox County roads are now named, replacing the former numbering system. Google Satellite imagery shows the remains of a bridge here. Recent visit and photographs confirm bridge is present but wrecked by flooding. Deck has long been removed.
- Derelict / Wrecked pony truss bridge, Salt River on CR 254 now Linwood
- Knox County, Missouri
- Road from east is abandoned, approach from Linwood on the west, remains of bridge lie upside down south of its' original pilings.
- Future prospects
- At present it is a wrecked structure in the sand with the eastern approach end in the Salt River.
- Built ca. 1910
- Riveted, 5-panel Parker pony truss
Length of largest span: 89.8 ft.
Total length: 144.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.7 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.05182, -92.33229 (decimal degrees)
40°03'07" N, 92°19'56" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/556952/4433721 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Locust Hill
- Land survey
- T. 61 N., R. 13 W., Sec. 27
- Inventory numbers
- MO 052-254000.7 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 20280 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21808 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- January 18, 2018: New photos from K. Allen Ballard
- April 25, 2014: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Add photos of Bradford Bridge wreckage; updated road name; and minor details.
- February 17, 2014: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status as remains of a bridge do appear on satellite.
- August 21, 2011: Updated by Chris Gonnerman: Fairly certain that bridge is gone.