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West Medicine Creek Bridge

Description 

HAER lists this as the earliest remaining example of this type, well preserved.

Facts 

Overview
Lost bedstead pony truss bridge over West Medicine Creek on Domino Place (CR 122)
Location
Mercer County, Missouri
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1899 by the Dildine Bridge Co.
Builder
- Dildine Bridge Co. of Cameron, Missouri
Design
Steel, 3 panel, pin-connected pratt truss leg bedstead
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 39.0 ft.
Total length: 40.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.47222, -93.41040   (decimal degrees)
40°28'20" N, 93°24'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/465210/4480251 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ravanna
Land survey
T. 66 N., R. 22 W., Sec. 32
Inventory numbers
MO 065-122002.5 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
BH 43311 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 26, 2013: Updated by Chris Gonnerman: Bridge has been removed, road now ends here; there is a low-water crossing serving the landowner.
  • March 6, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: HAER info added in description
  • August 30, 2009: Added by James Baughn

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