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Rivaux Creek CR 4038 Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photos taken March 2007 by James Baughn

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BH Photo #104310

Map 

Description 

Closed by means of two large gravel piles on either side. The east approach has a large 2' x 5' hole on the upstream side of the deck and very little steel beam support underneath. Looks like something wider than the wood tracks attempted to cross. In the summer, this span is very concealed by trees & brush.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Rivaux Creek on CR 4038
Location
Callaway County, Missouri
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
Future prospects
Unknown; needs repairs at east end; hole about 2 x 5ft. This bridge is pretty remote, providing mostly farmland access around it.
History
Built ca. 1910
Design
Pin-connected, 4-panel Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 65.9 ft.
Total length: 84.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.57284, -92.06042   (decimal degrees)
38°34'22" N, 92°03'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/581847/4269794 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Osage City
Land survey
T. 44 N., R. 10 W., Sec. 21
Inventory numbers
MO 014-211002.6 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 19117 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21057 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2015)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 23.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
10

Categories 

Beam (11,970)
Built during 1910s (8,759)
Callaway County, Missouri (92)
Closed (2,409)
Missouri (5,936)
One-lane traffic (7,422)
Owned by county (18,855)
Pin-connected (3,225)
Pony truss (15,051)
Pratt pony truss (3,172)
Pratt truss (8,008)
Span length 50-75 feet (8,903)
Steel stringer (4,698)
Structurally deficient (18,441)
Total length 75-100 feet (5,941)
Truss (29,445)
Wooden deck (5,862)

Update Log 

  • June 28, 2017: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Changed status to closed; future unknown.
  • April 2, 2007: Posted new photos

Sources 

  • K. Allen Ballard - speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Rivaux Creek CR 4038 Bridge
Posted June 28, 2017, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited here late afternoon, June 27, 2017. Bridge is closed by large piles of gravel @ either end. Recent pictures to follow later this week.

Rivaux Creek CR 4038 Bridge
Posted March 7, 2009, by Colin Ciolli (hevvychevy67 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

i chuckle at myself when i look at this bridge. back when i was around 16-18 years old, me and a whole bunch of my friends would travel to this bridge from jefferson city to well...party, plain and simple. the allure of this bridge and location back when we were all that young was a little known urban legend called okeefanokee, of course there is nothing out there but farmland and wildlife, but the whole idea that something might be creeping in the weeds around us was too much to pass up! either way, me and 3 of my closest friends from those days that all still hang out and are regularly in contact have a framed 8x10 picture of this bridge. i love the fact that she is still standing and we have even tossed around the idea of having a plaque made for her and mounted out there, that may seem kinda wierd but we had such memorable times out there that i almost makes sense to us.