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James River Bridge

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Photo taken by Greg Hall

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Overview
Steel stringer bridge over James River on Mo 125
Location
Greene County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1947, Lost 2010
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 363.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Also called
McCraw's Ford Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.19272, -93.12863   (decimal degrees)
37°11'34" N, 93°07'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/488584/4116259 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 29 N., R. 20 W., Sec. 28
Elevation
1209 ft. above sea level
USGS topographic map
Galloway
Inventory numbers
MONBI 9765 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 45379 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2008)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 18.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
2,498

Update Log 

  • May 4, 2011: Updated by Greg Hall: Spelling correction under alternate names
  • November 2, 2010: Updated by David Backlin: Bridge has been replaced
  • June 1, 2010: Updated by Greg Hall: corrected typo
  • May 27, 2010: Updated by Greg Hall: added local bridge name
  • May 24, 2010: Added by David Backlin

Sources 

  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Greg Hall - cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com

Comments 

James River Bridge
Posted June 7, 2010, by Greg Hall (cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com)

Photo 31- Worst spot seen of metal deteriation-East end. I would imagine this is the result of salt/chemicals during winter.

Photo 32- Concrete erosion North side/East end

Photo 33- One last look north side/looking West

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James River Bridge
Posted June 7, 2010, by Greg Hall (cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com)

Photo 25- General deck-looking West

Photo 26- Deck looking East

Photo 27- North side-looking West

Photo 28- Looking East at abutment

Photo 29- Looking at East abutment

Photo 30- Close up East abutment/support/beam

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James River Bridge
Posted June 7, 2010, by Greg Hall (cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com)

Photo 19- Looking at West abutment

Photo 20- Looking East at North side of bridge

Photo 21- East again/North side

Photo 22- Looking West/south side

Photo 23- Looking West again/south side

Photo 24- Looking West/south side

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James River Bridge
Posted June 7, 2010, by Greg Hall (cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com)

Photo 13- West abutment

Photo 14- West abutment-rust deteriation

Photo 15- One patch repair on West end-looking East

Photo 16- Another patch-looking east

Photo 17- West abutment

Photo 18- More patch repair over first support (closest to west abutment)

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James River Bridge
Posted June 7, 2010, by Greg Hall (cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com)

Photo 7- Looking down from bridge at what is locally known as McGraw Ford. This served the original road, which was dirt, prior to this bridge being built and the road being paved (late 40's). More photo's under "McGraw Ford". The end was knocked out when the bridge was built to allow water to pass in the main channel easier. When I was young, my grandparents used to take me down here to "swim". Now the property has changed owner's and visitors are not encouraged.

Photo 8- South side-looking East

Photo 9- Inventory number, last paint, West abutment

Photo 10- South side, west end. Concrete deteriation.

Photo 11- South side, looking East

Photo 12- Looking North over main channel

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James River Bridge
Posted June 7, 2010, by Greg Hall (cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com)

Photo's taken Memorial Day Weekend, one and two days prior to the road closure that facilitated the replacement

Photo 1- Heading South Hwy 125/D, south of bridge. Sign indicating future replacement.

Photo 2+3- Scheduled road closing signage

Photo 4- Looking West across deck. Note the multiple patches. This has been a chronic issue with this bridge since it was re-decked around 2001. It was not abnormal to cross and see warning signs stating "steel plate" that would be covering a hole that had appeared in the deck that day. Lots of 18 wheeler traffic as this is a primary cut across route from trucking companies in Strafford, MO to HWY 60.

Photo 5- Looking West-patches

Photo 6- Looking East

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James River Bridge
Posted June 1, 2010, by Greg Hall (cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com)

Bridge closed today (6/1/2010) to begin replacement.