Feature Crossed: Indian Creek
Other Location Information: near the town of Lanagan
Owner: Missouri Department of Transportation
Type: Pratt Through Truss
Length: 305' 3"
Year Built: 1928
Builder: W. A. Ross Construction Company
Current Load Rating: Trucks over 21 tons limit 15 MPH
For further information, contact:
Name: Ashley Porter, Intermediate Historic Preservation Specialist
Organization: Missouri Department of Transportation
Address: P. O. Box 270, Jefferson City, MO 65102
Narrative Description and Significance
Bridge H0792 carrying Route EE over Indian Creek is a 1928 Pratt through truss consisting of three 6-panel riveted 110’ truss spans. The bridge has a total length of 305’3 ½” and a curb to curb width of 20’. The vertical clearance is 14’5’. The bridge has concrete abutments and three concrete piers. The north abutment is 21’ wide, bent one is 15’ wide and piers two and three are 22’4” wide and the south abutment is 26’ wide.
The bridge was designed using the standard structure C6340 in 1928 for the Missouri State Highway Department, and standard truss high design S8110. The contractor was by W.A. Ross Construction Company and the fabricator was Illinois Steel Company out of Chicago, Illinois.
The bridge is eligible for listing on the NRHP under criteria C for significance in engineering as the only three span Pratt truss left on the state system.
MoDOT’s Historic Preservation Section is now accepting proposals for the relocation and reuse of the bridge or its components until August 12, 2020. A proposal checklist is available MoDOT’s Free Bridges website (http://www.modot.org/freebridges/ ). Preservation covenants may accompany the bridge.