Hermann Bridge

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Hermann Bridge
Hermann Bridge, behind the new Bond Bridge, from the southwest bank in March 2007
Coordinates 38°42′35″N 91°26′18″W / 38.70972°N 91.43833°W / 38.70972; -91.43833Coordinates: 38°42′35″N 91°26′18″W / 38.70972°N 91.43833°W / 38.70972; -91.43833
Carries Route 19
Crosses Missouri River
Locale Hermann, Missouri
Total length 2,231.3 feet (680.1 m)
Width      20 feet (6.1 m)
Longest span    401.4 feet (122.3 m)
Opened August 29, 1930; 86 years ago (August 29, 1930)[1]
Closed July 23, 2007; 9 years ago (July 23, 2007)

The Hermann Bridge was a cantilevered truss bridge over the Missouri River at Hermann, Missouri between Gasconade County, Missouri and Montgomery County, Missouri. The bridge formerly carried Route 19 traffic and was closed on July 23, 2007, when the Christopher S. Bond Bridge was opened to traffic.

The bridge was built in 1930. Its main span was 401.4 feet and it had a total length of 2,231.3 feet and a deck width of 20 feet. Its vertical clearance was 15 feet. It carried one lane of automobile traffic in each direction.

Immediately after closing of the bridge, demolition began on the portion of the southern end crossing the Union Pacific Railroad tracks to allow completion of the new Bond bridge. Demolition was completed in June 2008 with demolition of the last pier.

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