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Little Shoal Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in May 2017

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BH Photo #390466

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned warren pony truss bridge overLittle Shoal Creek Shoal Creek on N Birmingham Rd
Location
Liberty, Clay County, Missouri
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Design
Two span Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 78.1 ft.
Total length: 158.1 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.17586, -94.44818   (decimal degrees)
39°10'33" N, 94°26'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/374907/4337290 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Liberty
Land survey
T. 50 N., R. 32 W., Sec. 1
Inventory number
BH 54167 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/1990)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 62.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1989)
300

Update Log 

  • May 17, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • October 6, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Kansas City, Missouri"
  • October 26, 2012: Added by David Backlin

Sources 

  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Nick Schmiedeler

Comments 

Little Shoal Creek Bridge
Posted May 18, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Nick:

That sounds like a reasonable estimation. This bridge appears to be constructed with riveted connections. Rivets began to fall out of favor in the years after WWII as bolted and welded connections became popular.

Little Shoal Creek Bridge
Posted May 18, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

20's to early 40's it's looking like?

Little Shoal Creek Bridge
Posted May 17, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is a rare example of a Pratt - Warren Hybrid. There was another example in Johnson County Kansas, but it has been replaced.

Little Shoal Creek Bridge
Posted May 17, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Neat one - just on northern border of sleepy little RR town

Shoal Creek Bridge
Posted October 26, 2012, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

A view of the bridge on Bing maps: http://binged.it/RPmvST