This bridge is one of the longest pin-connected highway truss bridges in
Missouri. It is also noted for its rare pin-connected Queenpost deck truss
approach span at the west end of the bridge.
The west end of the bridge has a 52 foot Queenpost deck truss, and the
eastern end has two Pratt pony truss spans, one 86 foot span and the easternmost
span being 70 feet. The pony truss spans seen today were likely added in
1919-1920. The two main through truss spans are 140 feet each.
Reportedly, this bridge (which is open to pedestrian traffic only) was saved
and preserved by a group called the Caplinger Mills Bridge Preservation Society.
They deserve to be thanked for their efforts, especially given that this is a
particularly large, rare, and unique bridge.
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