Historic Bridge - Harrison County 6870010

Bridge Location

County: Harrison

Road: County Road 687/ 310th Place

Feature Crossed: East Fork Big Creek

Bridge Information

Owner: Harrison County

Type: Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss

Length: 159'

Year Built: 1910, Relocated 1930

Builder: Dildine Bridge Company

Current Rating: Closed to all traffic

For further information, contact

Name: Cassie Schmidt

Organization: Garver USA

Address: 2049 E. Joyce Blvd, Ste. 400, Fayetteville, AR 72703

E-mail: CPSchmidt@GarverUSA.com

Phone: 479-287-4673

Description and Significance

Big Creek Bridge is a 7 panel Pin-Connected Pratt Pony Through Truss constructed circa 1910 and relocated to its current location in 1930. The bridge is 159 feet in length with two spans, east span is rolled steel and the west span is a through truss. The truss span is 110 feet in length and 13 feet wide with a wood plank deck.

The Big Creek Bridge is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places under criteria C as a good extant example of a pin-connected through truss. 

Harrison County is accepting proposals for the relocation and reuse of the bridge until March 15, 2020. A proposal checklist is available on MoDOT's Free Bridges website (https://www.modot.org/free-bridges). Preservation covenants may accompany the bridge.