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I-55 Diversion Channel Bridge

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Photo taken by James Baughn

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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
Inventory numbers
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 (as of 04/2014)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 92.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
20,928

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?