Rating:
2 votes

Fox Creek Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Molly Hill in April 2011

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BH Photo #197764

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge over Fox Creek on Skymeadows Drive (private)
Location
Wildwood, St. Louis County, Missouri
Status
Open to private traffic
Design
Half-hip Pratt pony truss
Also called
Skymeadows Drive Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.53375, -90.71973   (decimal degrees)
38°32'02" N, 90°43'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/698753/4267503 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Eureka
Inventory number
BH 48678 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Half-hip Pratt pony truss (483)
Missouri (6,219)
Open (39,130)
Owned privately (1,611)
Pony truss (15,947)
Pratt pony truss (3,557)
Pratt truss (9,057)
St. Louis County, Missouri (189)
Truss (32,069)
Wildwood, Missouri (5)

Update Log 

  • April 23, 2011: Added by Molly Hill

Sources 

Comments 

Fox Creek bridge
Posted April 25, 2011, by Molly Hill

Yes, despite some of the "aftermarket" repairs, this bridge does seem to be well maintained ( The paint is rather thick as if it's been repainted many times)

I wonder if it was originally elsewhere and "modified" to fit this "new" location, or to carry more weight?

it would be hard to tell without any sort of manufacture or highway dept. plaque

It has character, I like it :-)

Fox Creek bridge
Posted April 23, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Very interesting little bridge with some unusual modifications. The "Fish-belly" floorbeams don't appear to be original to this bridge and may have been salvaged from another span. If they are indeed original, then likely full-sized outriggers were removed (for whatever reason)and replaced with the current bents.

The signs may well be stop-gap repairs for section loss in the endposts.

Good to see they have painted it which should help it last for some time.