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Lamine Channel Bridge


The replacement

Photo taken by Clark Vance in July 2010


BH Photo #235299

Street View 


NBI coordinates are off by one degree in both directions


Lost Bridge Lamine channel on Old US 50 / Route A
Cooper County, Missouri
Replaced by a new bridge
Length of largest span: 20.0 ft.
Total length: 102.0 ft.
Deck width: 26.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.70596, -92.97153   (decimal degrees)
38°42'21" N, 92°58'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/502475/4284147 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Otterville East
Land survey
T. 46 N., R. 19 W., Sec. 35
680 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
MoDOT G-702R (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 52939 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 16, 2012: Added by Clark Vance

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Lamine Channel Bridge
Posted July 21, 2012, by Anonymous (tillerman61 [at] gmail [dot] com)

You are correct that this was a safe sound bridge replacement. MODOT replaced about 554 bridges under this program many of which are of a similiar design. No thrills bridges. I assume they were designed to be as practical as possible following their practical engineering philisophy. However, I too wonder about some of their selections for replacement like this one. Replacing this bridge made no sense to me either especially considering how little traffic goes down this road. I drive over worse bridges in higher traffic areas that would have been better candidates. Only MODOT knows and they will probably not tell.

Lamine Channel Bridge
Posted July 18, 2012, by jayhawk

I think this and the Old US50 Viaduct linked in the main text were a "Safe & Sound" project where the goal was to replace the bridge in as little time as possible.

Here's a question - this was rated a 55 on the last inspection report. Shouldn't that mean it gets rehabbed, instead of replaced?

Lamine Channel Bridge
Posted July 17, 2012, by Niek Uwland (niekleair [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yikes, did MoDOT forget to hire an esthetics advisor on the replacement bridge?

Usually even UCEB's wont look this bad. Normally there is some kind of beauty, even in an UCEB, but here I have to look real hard for it.