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I-55 Diversion Channel Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #199785

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Diversion Channel on Southbound I-55
Location
Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1949; rehabilitated 1989
Builder
- R.B. Potashnick
Design
From north to south:
27 steel stringer approach spans
1 deck plate girder main span, 120 ft.
1 deck plate girder main span, 150 ft.
1 deck plate girder main span, 120 ft.
3 steel stringer approach spans
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 1,471.2 ft.
Deck width: 36.7 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.24460, -89.56720   (decimal degrees)
37°14'41" N, 89°34'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/272293/4125095 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Scott City
Land survey
T. 30 N., R. 13 E., Sec. 26
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
21,493
Inventory numers
MONBI 6188 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
MoDOT L-297 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 43898 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 92.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • May 23, 2011: New photos from James Baughn
  • January 17, 2010: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com

Comments 

Diversion Channel I-55 Bridge
Posted May 24, 2011, by Lyon Wonder (lyon_wonder [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I guess the southbound I-55 bridge was originally built for US-61 since it was constructed in the late 1940s?