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MoPac Muddy Creek Bridge

Photo 

West side

Photo taken by Clark Vance in October 2019

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BH Photo #458867

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Muddy Creek on MNA RR (former Missouri Pacific)
Location
Harrisonville, Cass County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
Builder
- A & P Roberts Co. of Pencoyd, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Missouri & Northern Arkansas Railroad (MNA)
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
Design
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.64330, -94.36204   (decimal degrees)
38°38'36" N, 94°21'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/381466/4278074 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 44 N., R. 31 W., Sec. 5
Elevation
860 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 87053 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 28, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Build date
  • October 26, 2019: Added by Clark Vance

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com

Comments 

MoPac Muddy Creek Bridge
Posted October 28, 2019, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I'm working my way back north to Pleasant Hill. So far a couple of typical pile trestles.

MoPac Muddy Creek Bridge
Posted October 28, 2019, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Even better! I see this is the only (known) A&P Roberts structure on a Missouri Pacific line. I would be curious if there are more examples, or if there is more to the story on this bridge. Unfortunately, I have not developed a connection for Missouri Pacific bridge information yet, as their archives is not certain what they would have.

MoPac Muddy Creek Bridge
Posted October 28, 2019, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The plaque reads:

Built by

A&P Roberts

Bridge & Iron Works

Pencoyd PA

1897

MoPac Muddy Creek Bridge
Posted October 26, 2019, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Looks like it also has a pre-1910 American Bridge Co plaque. Iím looking forward to seeing more photos of this bridge.