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Bear Creek CR 328 Bridge

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Bear Creek CR 328 Bridge

Photo taken by Chris Gonnerman in May 2014

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #284343

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Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Bear Creek on CR 328
Location
Clark County, Missouri
Status
Still in service near the end of a dead end road
History
Built ca. 1910
Design
Pin-connected, 3-panel Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 44.9 ft.
Total length: 69.8 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.26684, -91.88499   (decimal degrees)
40°16'01" N, 91°53'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/594806/4457970 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Colony
Land survey
T. 63 N., R. 09 W., Sec. 15
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
5
Inventory numbers
MO 023-328002.2 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 21882 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21255 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 20.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Built during 1910s (9,263)
Clark County, Missouri (51)
Missouri (6,156)
One-lane traffic (7,539)
Open (38,324)
Owned by county (20,113)
Pony truss (15,731)
Pratt pony truss (3,495)
Pratt truss (8,783)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,035)
Structurally deficient (15,699)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,996)
Truss (31,320)
Wooden deck (6,003)

Update Log 

  • May 28, 2014: Updated by Chris Gonnerman: Corrected bridge status, added photo
  • May 19, 2013: Updated by Chris Gonnerman: Changed status of bridge.

Comments 

Bear Creek CR 328 Bridge
Posted May 19, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

It looks like there are fresh tracks leading into and out of the trees, so it may still be serving for farm use. Of course it could also be long gone and replaced by gravel and a culvert....

Bear Creek CR 328 Bridge
Posted May 19, 2013, by Chris Gonnerman (chris [at] gonnerman [dot] org)

Information on this page indicates the bridge was inspected in 2011, but my wife's cousin lives on the land where CR 328 used to be, and she assures me the road has been closed and abandoned for much longer than that. I tried to approach the bridge from the other direction and discovered that way is also blocked. The satellite image seems to indicate that the bridge is long gone too, but I can't be 100% sure of that.