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Third Fork Platte River Bridge

Photos 

Glad they didn't finish "Phase 2" of the "bridge improvement project" back when.....

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in December 2016

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BH Photo #371510

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Third Fork Platte River on Saxton Road
Location
Buchanan County, Missouri
Status
Bridge still remains but is bypassed by a new alignment
History
Built ca. 1925; bypassed by new bridge in 1996
Design
Riveted, 5-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 101.1 ft.
Total length: 136.2 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.71805, -94.68427   (decimal degrees)
39°43'05" N, 94°41'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/355638/4397820 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Agency
Land survey
T. 57 N., R. 34 W., Sec. 35
Inventory numbers
MO 011-056000.5 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
BH 40069 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/1991)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 29.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1991)
35

Update Log 

  • December 3, 2016: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • December 27, 2011: Updated by James McCray: Changed status of bridge to reflect that it still remains, but is bypassed.

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Comments 

Third Fork Platte River Bridge
Posted December 3, 2016, by Nick Schmiedeler

Yeah I'm standing between the two, that's the south end of the original bridge

Third Fork Platte River Bridge
Posted December 3, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Looks like the same one to me.

Third Fork Platte River Bridge
Posted December 3, 2016, by Nick Schmiedeler

Fun little visit today to this one. Pretty spot. Stark, contrasting history statement here.

Third Fork Platte River Bridge
Posted December 26, 2011, by J.P.

Bing Maps confirms a bypass.

http://binged.it/tQ5mhV

Third Fork Platte River Bridge
Posted December 25, 2011, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

My friends, I do not think that this bridge is lost. From the looks of Google Earth it seems that this bridge is just bypassed. I hope so. Needs confirmation, but please spend time with your families this Christmas Day before doing so. Do not let me distract you from that, but the minute Christmas day is over it is fair game.