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Sandy Creek covered bridge
Burfordville Covered Bridge

This is a list of Missouri covered bridges. There are four historic wooden covered bridges in Missouri, all now listed as State Historic Sites and under the protection of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

State officials estimate that Missouri had about thirty covered bridges from the 1820's through the end of the 19th Century. On 1967-05-25 the state legislature authorized the Missouri State Park Board to take possession of the remaining bridges in order to repair and preserve them. At the time five covered bridges remained, but the Mexico covered bridge was destroyed in a flood later that year.[1]

Name Location Year built Design Notes
Burfordville Covered Bridge Burfordville in Cape Girardeau County 1858 Howe truss Part of the Bollinger Mill State Historic Site; Restored in 1971 and repaired again in 1998.
Locust Creek Covered Bridge Linn County 1868 Howe truss Carried the original Route 8; No longer has a stream under it.
Sandy Creek Covered Bridge Jefferson County 1872 Howe truss Rebuilt in 1884 after flood damage. Restored in 1984.
Union Covered Bridge Monroe County, west of Paris 1871 Burr truss Restored in 1968 with timbers from the Mexico covered bridge that had recently been destroyed by a flood; restored again in 1988.

References

  1. ^ Covered Bridges; Missouri Dept of natural Ressources, Jefferson City, MO
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