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Ash Grove Bridge

Photos 

Oblique view

Photo taken December 2005 by David Backlin

BH Photo #105347

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost three-span open-spandrel arch bridge over Sac River on US 160 just west of Ash Grove
Location
Greene County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1926 by contractor A.P. Poirot of Belleville, Illinois; demolished May 2006
Builder
- A.P. Poirot Construction Co. of Belleville, Illinois (Contractor)
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 310.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.33169, -93.61433   (decimal degrees)
37°19'54" N, 93°36'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/445577/4131845 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ash Grove
Land survey
T. 30 N., R. 24 W., Sec. 18
Inventory numbers
MoDOT H-123AMONBI 4871 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 4871 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21529 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2004)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 71.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
2,392

Update Log 

  • December 6, 2008: New photos from James Baughn
  • May 10, 2006: David Backlin sends word that the bridge has been closed for imminent demolition

Sources 

Comments 

Ash Grove Bridge
Posted July 29, 2008, by Diane (vbvixendi [at] aol [dot] com)

The bridge is still there. They did not redo the bridge, but only realigned the road on either side.

Ash Grove Bridge
Posted April 12, 2007, by Shawn (elctrcblu0206 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

That's a shame, it has quite a bit of nice, classic architecture to it.

Ash Grove Bridge
Posted May 13, 2006, by fraser macdonald (ftmacdonald [at] shaw [dot] ca)

Why destroy such a beautiful piece of workmanship?

What a shame!