Boonville Highway Bridge - Boonville, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 58.726 W 092° 44.687
15S E 522106 N 4314451
Quick Description: Under the existing bridge across the Missouri River, are the remains of the previous bridge in what is now a city park.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 11/29/2021 6:39:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM15B95
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Geo Ferret
Views: 1

Long Description:

County of marker: Cooper County
Location of marker: Water St., Cobblestone Street Park, under the highway bridge, Boonville

Plaque:

1923
BOONVILLE BRIDGE

Built By
THE OLD TRAILS BRIDGE CO.
T.A. Johnston, president
COOPER COUNTY, HOWARD COUNTY,
CITY OF BOONVILLE.
Federal Aid Appropriated by
MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY COMMSION
B. H. Piepmeier, Chief Engineer
Designed and Supervised by
HARRINGTON HOWARD & ASH
Consulting Engineers
Kansas City, MO.
Contractors
MT. VERNON BRIDGE CO.
Mt. Vernon, Ohio.
MISSOURI VALLEY BRIDGE & IRON CO.
Leavenworth, Kans.


Significance: The Boonville Bridge is a monumental, multiple-span structure of six steel truss spans and ten concrete approach spans, with an overall length of 2,666'. Constructed during the earliest years of the Missouri State Highway Department, the bridge was one of the first major links in Missouri's developing transportation system. The bridge served simultaneously as part of U.S. Route 40, State Routes 5 and 87, and the National Old Trails Highway, while having a positive impact on the economic development of central Missouri.

History of Mark:
In a city park called Cobblestone Street Park, This was the wharf area in the old days, and this cobblestone street was main street. The bridge remnants are kept in this park.

The truss pieces were used to make this platform, and picnic area, the concrete rails were used around the park benches, and the column foundation piers are kept in place to see where the bridge once stood.



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