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Alder Creek Bridge

Photos 

Overview

These photos, taken July 2005 by Bob Estes, show the bridge when it was still open to traffic.

BH Photo #104727

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost bedstead pony truss bridge over Alder Creek on CR 651
Location
Cedar County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1902 by the American Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1989; replaced 2006
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Design
Pin-connected, 3-panel bedstead Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 48.8 ft.
Total length: 84.9 ft.
Deck width: 13.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.80867, -93.95133   (decimal degrees)
37°48'31" N, 93°57'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/416258/4185013 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Filley
Land survey
T. 35 N., R. 27 W., Sec. 18
Inventory numbers
MO 020-170000.6 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 18021 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21198 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2005)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 21.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
60

Update Log 

  • May 10, 2006: Bob Estes reports bridge is doomed

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