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
Owner: Monroe County Commission
Type: Rigid-connected Warren Bedstead
Length: 47.8’ truss length (81.0’ overall length)
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
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.