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Winsel Creek Old US 66 Bridge

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Photo taken by James McCray

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BH Photo #198210

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Facts 

Overview
Tee beam bridge over Winsel Creek on S. Service Road (Old US 66)
Location
Franklin County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1922
Design
Concrete tee beam
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 43.0 ft.
Deck width: 21.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.23288, -91.14671   (decimal degrees)
38°13'58" N, 91°08'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/662204/4233277 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sullivan
Land survey
T. 40 N., R. 2 W., Sec. 4
Inventory numbers
MONBI 21646 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 38581 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2015)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 38.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
500

Update Log 

  • May 17, 2016: New photos from Steve Conro
  • April 29, 2011: New photos from James McCray
  • January 24, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Winsel Creek Old US 66 Bridge
Posted September 4, 2010, by tom (townandcountrycorp [at] yahoo [dot] com)

In 1921, Missouri celebrated it's 100th anniversary of Statehood.

The "Centennial Road Act" was passed, authorizing

money to finance state highways.

As a result, the road system was originally laid out

with what became U.S. 66 in 1926, as originally

a state highway.

Same with what became U.S. Highway 40, it was a state

road called the "air line route" because it ran straight as an airplane would from St. Louis to Kansas City and vice versa.

So, the bridge in this message called the old US 66 bridge

was Missouri State highway number...I think it was a

single digit..for example, highway 40 was called missouri state highway 2....

anyway, it was built in 1922 as a result of the centennial road act. four years prior to the inception of "Route 66"