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Dry Fork Bridge

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DryForkCreekAmericusMontgomeryCoPonyTrussBridge

Old State Route P bridge over Dry Fork South of Americus

Photo taken by Rusty Weisman in November 2019

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BH Photo #462387

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Description 

Bridge is now privately owned and posted. Consequently I was unable to make measurements.

Facts 

Overview
Warren pony truss bridge over Dry Fork on Old State Route P
Location
Americus, Montgomery County, Missouri
Status
Open to authorized vehicles only
History
Replaced by a bridge on new (current) Route P alignment in 1957
Design
(2)4-panel, riveted Warren pony trusses with concrete pier and abutments
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 42.0 ft.
Total length: 84.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Also called
Old Route P Dry Fork Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.77552, -91.56436   (decimal degrees)
38°46'32" N, 91°33'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/624709/4292844 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 46 N. R. 6 W. SW 1/4 Sec. 2
Elevation
615 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 87344 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 12, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • December 12, 2019: Added by Rusty Weisman

Sources 

  • Rusty Weisman
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com