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Diversion Channel I-55 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
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)
BH 43898 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2012)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 79.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
18,534

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?