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Granite Avenue Bridge

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View from southwest

Photo taken by James Baughn in May 2010

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Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Big Creek on Granite Avenue (CR 359)
Location
Daviess County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
The Daviess County Commission is now accepting proposals for the relocation and reuse of the bridge or its components until September 23, 2015. Presumably this also means that if a new owner is found, the bridge will be demolished.
History
Built ca. 1910, probably by the Dildine Bridge Co.
Design
Pin-connected, 8-panel Camelback through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 160.0 ft.
Total length: 180.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.6 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.04672, -94.11590   (decimal degrees)
40°02'48" N, 94°06'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/404810/4433538 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Coffey
Land survey
T. 61 N., R. 29 W., Sec. 36
Inventory numbers
MO 031-359000.6 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 22494 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21387 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2016)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 37.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
100

Update Log 

  • April 10, 2016: New photos from Neil Krout
  • July 27, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: Bridge available for reuse, presumed schedule for demolition otherwise.
  • May 9, 2015: New photos from Paul Hamby
  • September 8, 2011: New photos from Jason Smith
  • May 5, 2010: New photos from James Baughn

Sources 

  • Missouri Historic Bridge Inventory
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Neil Krout - kickinpony [dot] 66 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Granite Avenue Bridge
Posted July 27, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This rare pin-connected Camelback truss is being offered for reuse, which likely means its otherwise doomed.

http://www.modot.org/freebridges/BigCreekBridge.htm