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Bates County Ditch Bridge

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Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Marais Des Cygnes Cutoff on 1575 Road (CR 547)
Location
Bates County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1907-08 by the Kansas City Bridge Co.; replaced 1995
Builders
- Kansas City Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri (Main span)
- Western Bridge Co. of Harrisonville, Missouri (Approaches)
Design
Main span: Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Approaches: Two pin-connected Pratt half-hip pony trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 205.1 ft.
Deck width: 13.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.11130, -94.32448   (decimal degrees)
38°06'41" N, 94°19'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/383887/4218992 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rich Hill
Land survey
T. 38 N., R. 31 W., Sec. 3
Inventory numbers
MO 007-547004.0 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
BH 39028 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/1991)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 16.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1989)
30

Update Log 

  • January 29, 2013: New photos from Karen Daniels
  • February 1, 2009: Added by James Baughn