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Sunset Bridge

Photos 

View To West

HAER photos taken October 1986 by James Dale Roach

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #123722

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Pomme de Terre River on 475th Road between the ends of Route Y and Route YY
Location
Polk County, Missouri
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1884-85 on the Bolivar-Buffalo Road at Burns by the King Bridge Co.; relocated to Sunset Ford in 1931-32
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 161.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.3 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.55453, -93.30716   (decimal degrees)
37°33'16" N, 93°18'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/472869/4156435 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cedar Vista
Elevation
959 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 22363 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 26, 2010: Updated by Greg Hall: added GPS coordinates
  • September 13, 2008: New photos from James Baughn
  • February 11, 2005: Posted new photos

Sources 

  • HAER MO-27 - Sunset Bridge
  • Greg Hall - cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com

Comments 

Sunset Bridge
Posted February 20, 2007, by Greg Hall/Darren Gilmore (cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com)

GPS actual 37 33.262, 93 18.434

Photo's of west abutment. East abutment is gone.

Photo 1: taken from new bridge

Photo 2: Looking East. Concrete placed where deck surface used to be. Railing on approach in different

Photo 3: East abutment, railing

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.