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Joslin Branch 342nd Street Bridge

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Photo taken by David Smothers October 7, 2008

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BH Photo #125662

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Joslin Branch on 342nd Street
Location
Cass County, Missouri
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built ca. 1920
Design
Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 47.9 ft.
Total length: 48.8 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.49572, -94.23374   (decimal degrees)
38°29'45" N, 94°14'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/392412/4261539 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dayton
Land survey
T. 43 N., R. 30 W., Sec. 27
Inventory numbers
MO 019-590001.0 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 24979 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21184 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2011)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 24.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
15

Categories 

Built during 1920s (8,774)
Cass County, Missouri (109)
Closed (2,410)
Missouri (5,936)
One-lane traffic (7,422)
Owned by county (18,855)
Pony truss (15,050)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,587)
Structurally deficient (18,442)
Total length 25-50 feet (9,861)
Truss (29,444)
Warren pony truss (2,947)
Warren truss (5,791)
Wooden deck (5,862)

Update Log 

  • April 24, 2016: New photos from Neil Krout
  • October 5, 2013: Updated by J.P.: updated that the bridge is closed.
  • October 8, 2008: New photos from David Smothers

Sources 

  • David Smothers - davidsupreme [at] embarqmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Neil Krout - kickinpony [dot] 66 [at] gmail [dot] com