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Chouteau Creek Old US 40 Bridge

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Photo taken by James Baughn

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over Chouteau Creek on the south I-70 frontage road (formerly US 40, later Route OO)
Location
Cooper County, Missouri
Status
Destroyed by collision
History
Built 1924; reconstructed 2012
Design
Riveted, 5-panel Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 179.1 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.93382, -92.90006   (decimal degrees)
38°56'02" N, 92°54'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/508661/4309437 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pilot Grove North
Land survey
T. 48 N., R. 18 W., Sec. 9
Inventory numbers
MoDOT G-365 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 4609 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21341 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2011)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 39.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
212

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Comments 

Chouteau Creek Old US 40 Bridge
Posted August 11, 2012, by Todd W. Baslee (twbaslee [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Here is a press release from MODOT Central District on 8 August 2012:

Contract Awarded for Replacement of Route OO Bridge in Cooper County

COOPER COUNTY - The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has awarded a contract to replace the Chouteau Creek bridge on Route OO in Cooper County. The bridge, located west of Short Road, sustained significant structural damage due to an accident on April 5 and has been closed since.

Widel, Inc., of Blackwater, Mo., was awarded the contract after submitting the lowest bid of $175,701.50. The contractor can complete the work anytime between Sept. 10 and Nov. 1. Motorists are advised to continue using alternate routes around the area during construction.

Chouteau Creek Old US 40 Bridge
Posted April 10, 2012, by David A. Shaw (scpry1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Looks like the poor old bridge went through the mill.

Chouteau Creek Old US 40 Bridge
Posted April 10, 2012, by Frank (freichart [at] hotmail [dot] com)

NOT MoDOT owned

Chouteau Creek Old US 40 Bridge
Posted April 9, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The bulldozer wasn't by chance MoDOT owned, was it?

Chouteau Creek Old US 40 Bridge
Posted April 9, 2012, by Frank (freichart [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It was not a drunk driver. A guy was hauling a dozer westbound. Blade caught the end of the pony truss, the impact jerked the dozer off of the trailer and caused the dozer to slide across the deck and cause the damage to the south side of the pony truss. There are gouges in the pavement from the impact. Dozer landed at the west end of the bridge. I was at the site today. The direction that the driver came at the bridge from was a hill and a blind corner. Deck is spongy on the north side by the major damage. The pictures you see there do not tell the full extent of the damage.

Chouteau Creek Old US 40 Bridge
Posted April 9, 2012, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

May have been a drunk driver?

Chouteau Creek Old US 40 Bridge
Posted April 9, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge is on a straight section of two lane road. I cannot imagine how poor one's driving skills would have to be to do this.

Chouteau Creek Old US 40 Bridge
Posted April 9, 2012, by Diane (vbvixendi [at] aol [dot] com)

Bridge was hit and is damaged beyond repair.