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Burfordville Covered Bridge Historical Marker

 

Location of sign - 113 Bollinger Mill Road,  Burfordville, Missouri

 

Photo taken April 2008

 

Burfordville Covered Bridge Historical Marker

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne

 

Text of sign:

 

Burfordville Covered Bridge


Here, where scenic Whitewater River spills over Bollinger Mill dam, stands one of Missouri's few remaining covered bridges.  The

date, 1860, on east pier marks beginning of construction which, halted by the Civil War, was not completed until 1867.  The early

settlement here became, in 1870, Burfordville post office, probably named for its first postmaster.

 

A marvel of wood engineering, with its 140-foot self-supporting span, the bridge was built of yellow poplar by Cape Girardeau

contractor Joseph Lansmon.  In 1950 the Missouri State Highway Commission restored the bridge.

 

(see other side)


Erected by Cape Girardeau Historical Society

 

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