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Labadie Bottom Road Bridge

Photos 

Oblique view

Photo taken by Kevin Ferguson

BH Photo #105280

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Labadie Creek on Labadie Bottom Road
Location
Franklin County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a new bridge and relocated. It has been repainted and appears to be in use.
History
Built 1901 by Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co.; later moved to this location
Builder
- Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co. of St. Louis, Missouri
Design
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 96.1 ft.
Total length: 136.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.55312, -90.84458   (decimal degrees)
38°33'11" N, 90°50'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/687820/4269390 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Labadie
Land survey
T. 44 N., R. 2 E., Sec. 19
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
20
Inventory numbers
MONBI 14720 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21493 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 20.6 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 19, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Changed some information
  • April 4, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished and replaced.
  • May 13, 2009: New photos from Joe Virruso
  • January 9, 2006: Posted photos from Kevin Ferguson

Sources 

Comments 

Labadie Bottom Road Bridge
Posted February 18, 2012, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

We are always looking to increase our inventory of bridges for use. Are there uses or reuses for it in your area? Have you looked it over to see what sort of repairs it might require?

Julie

641.260.1262

Labadie Bottom Road Bridge
Posted February 18, 2012, by Brinkmann Industries (steveb71 [at] centurytel [dot] net)

All is well. The bridge was moved to a undisclosed location. If you, or if you know of someone wanting to buy or move a bridge, please contact me.

Steve@BrinkmannIndustries.com

Labadie Bottom Road Bridge
Posted April 15, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

20 Cars a day!!.......A ridiculous waste of taxpayer funds! No wonder our debt is what it is! Should have rehabbed and saved for a fraction of the cost.

Labadie Bottom Road Bridge
Posted April 15, 2011, by Anonymous

whatta bummer! My brother and I where just out there last spring taking pics, I wanted to go back and get more, guess not :-?

The bridge was in a fairly "hidden" location, somewhat behind the powerplant. I can see how it was easy for this one to slip under the radar, I'm not sure there's any residences anywhere close to it...

This is silly to replace when it might carry 10 cars on a busy day. There's streets in St. Louis city that have potholes the size of a cadillac that have yet to be repaired!!!!

Labadie Bottom Road Bridge
Posted April 4, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge was listed as ineligible for the National Register of Historic Places, per a ridiculously outdated 1994 (17 years old!) report, back when Missouri had a lot more truss bridges. This bridge was obviously NR eligible. However unless someone who cares about these bridges is made aware of their planned replacement before design stage gets completed, there isn't much we can do to stop their replacement. If we do know ahead of time, it may be possible to get eligibility reevaluated and thus force Section 106 to be conducted and consider alternatives to demolition. Federal funds WERE used on this project ($24,140.38 obligated, and $614,400 programmed in 2009), so Section 106 would apply.

Labadie Bottom Road Bridge
Posted April 4, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Yes. Replace a one lane truss bridge that serves TWENTY cars per 24 hours with a two lane slab of concrete. Very good use of tax dollars, when the goal is to throw money and heritage out the window at the same time.

Labadie Bottom Road Bridge
Posted April 4, 2011, by MODiesel (modiesel [at] fcse [dot] net)

This bridge is in the process of being replaced. They actually have the old bridge structure out near the train crossing on Labadie Bottom Rd./Front St. where it is being torched and dismantled and loaded onto a trailer. They have heavy equipment out at the bridge location but I've not see what the replacement structure is.

Labadie Bottom Road Bridge
Posted January 14, 2006, by debbie freels (joefreels [at] bellsouth [dot] net)

that bridge is very interesting . you guys seem to know a lot about bridges! do yous study bridges all over the state or do you study bridges in other states?

Labadie Bottom Road Bridge
Posted January 14, 2006, by debbie freels (joefreels [at] bellsouth [dot] net)

that bridge is very interesting . you guys seem to know a lot about bridges! do yous study bridges all over the state or do you study bridges in other states?