Historic Bridge--Monroe 076001.4, Long Branch Bridge

Bridge Location  

County:   Monroe        

Road:   County Road 819

Feature Crossed:   Long Branch

Other Location Information:   13.25 miles southwest of Paris, Missouri

Structure Number or County Bridge Number:   Bridge No.  0760014

Bridge Information  

Owner:   Monroe County Commission

Type:   Rigid-connected Warren Bedstead

Length:   47.8’ truss length (81.0’ overall length)

Width:   12.1’

Year Built:  1910

Current Load Rating:   10 tons

History of Modifications, Rehabilitations, etc.:   Fair original condition

Other Comments:   Bridge is one of only two surviving bedstead trusses in the State of Missouri to retain sufficient integrity to represent the bedstead truss.

For additional information contact:  

Name:   Matthew Walker

Organization:  Poepping, Stone, Bach & Associates

Address:   P.O. Box 190, Hannibal, Missouri   63401

E-Mail:  mattw@psba.com

Phone:  (573) 406-0541

Narrative Description and Significance:

The bridge is a steel, 3-panel, rigid-connected Warren truss-leg bedstead 47.8’ long structure with steel truss legs. It has two steel I-beam approach spans for a total structure length of 81.0’. The structure currently utilizes a timber deck that is 12.1’ wide. The bridge is supported by its original bedstead legs which in many instances have been replaced.  The bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion C for engineering.

 Monroe County is accepting proposals for the relocation and reuse of the bridge or its components until December 31, 2019. A proposal checklist is available on MoDOT’s Free Bridges website (http://www.modot.org/freebridges/). Preservation covenants may accompany the bridge.