Historic Bridge - Dug Hill Bridge

Dug Hill Bridge, Madison County, Route C

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Bridge Location

County: Madison
Road: Route C 
Feature Crossed: St. Francis River 
Other Location Information: approximately 2.5 miles west of Route N and 6 miles west of Highway 67
Structure Number or County Bridge Number: Bridge No. J0521

Bridge Information

Owner: MoDOT
Type: 1 seven-panel rigid-connected Pratt through truss, three steel girder approach spans
Length: 274’ total length, 1-140’ Pratt through truss and 34’, 49’ and 50’ approach spans 
Width: 20’ roadway, flares to 36’ roadway on northern approach span  
Year Built: 1931
Builder: E. W. Deering 
Current Load Rating: centerline of bridge and trucks over 16 tons 15 MPH
History of Modifications, Rehabilitations, etc.: The rails on the northwest approach to the bridge have been reconfigured

For further information, interested parties may contact

Name: Karen Daniels, Sr. Historic Preservation Specialist  
Organization: Missouri Department of Transportation  
Address: MoDOT Design Division, Historic Preservation Section, P.O. Box 270, Jefferson City, MO 65101
E-Mail: Karen.daniels@modot.mo.gov 
Phone: 573-526-7346 

Narrative Description

The Dug Hill Bridge (J0521) is a 140’ seven-panel, rigid-connected Pratt through truss constructed from standard Missouri State Highway Department designs. The bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places under criteria C for its significance in engineering as a good example of a standard State Highway Department Pratt through truss. MoDOT’s Historic Preservation Section is now accepting proposals for the relocation and reuse of the bridge until December 31, 2018. A proposal checklist is available MoDOT’s Free Bridges website. Preservation covenants may accompany the bridge.