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Papinville Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Ruth Reynolds

BH Photo #103607

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Marais des Cygnes River just west of Papinville
Location
Bates County, Missouri
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Future prospects
Preserved by the Papinville Historical and Cemetery Association
History
Built 1884 by the Kansas City Bridge & Iron Co.; bypassed by new bridge in 1996
Builder
- Kansas City Bridge & Iron Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
Design
Main span: Wrought iron, pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Approaches: Two riveted Warren pony trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 116.0 ft.
Total length: 234.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.8 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 22, 2002
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.06816, -94.23190   (decimal degrees)
38°04'05" N, 94°13'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/391940/4214094 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Papinville
Land survey
T. 38 N., R. 30 W., Sec. 16
Inventory numbers
NRHP 02001192 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
MO 007-648000.3 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
BH 20840 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/1991)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 15.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1989)
15

Update Log 

  • October 8, 2011: New photos from Ben Tate
  • August 31, 2011: New photos from Jason Smith
  • October 11, 2010: New photo from Ruth Reynolds
  • September 15, 2008: New photo from Ruth Reynolds
  • January 11, 2007: Posted photos from Ruth Reynolds

Sources 

Comments 

Papinville Bridge
Posted June 18, 2007, by D. Jett (comeonlester [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge has now been replaced by a LARGE concrete bridge. Anyone with pictures should post!