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Henkins Ford Bridge

Henkins Ford Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 2, 2016

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Catawba Road Over Shoal Creek
Location
Rural: Caldwell County, Missouri: United States
Structure Type
Metal 12 Panel Pin-Connected Warren Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1887 By Builder/Contractor: King Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
125 Feet (38 Meters)
Structure Length
195 Feet (59 Meters)
Roadway Width
13.8 Feet (4.21 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Nearly all Warren truss bridges are rivet connected and built after 1900, which gives this bridge high historic significance for its 1887 construction date and pin-connected Warren truss design. The bridge was built by the prolific King Bridge Company, and this association with a noteworthy company only adds to its significance.

The bridge has some "extra" lightweight diagonals with turnbuckles that intersect multiple panels. They may have been intended to function like counter diagonals on Pratt trusses.

This bridge has been bypassed and abandoned.

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