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Center Creek Bridge

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North Approach

Photo taken by David Backlin in April 2009

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BH Photo #139193

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Brief History 

Written by David Backlin

This bridge and its companion (Center Creek Overflow) were built in 1926 along what then designated State Highway 38N, which became Optional US 71 (later called Alternate US 71) around 1933. A new bridge and roadway were built circa 1960 to serve northbound traffic while the old roadway continued to serve southbound traffic (albeit just one lane traffic across the bridges).

In 1990, a new southbound alignment and bridges replaced the old 1926 roadway, which continues to serve as a local access road. In 1996, Alternate US 71 was redesignated as "mainline" US 71 between I-44 and Carthage, MO.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete tee beam bridge over Center Creek on I-49 Outer Road (Old Alternate US 71)
Location
Jasper County, Missouri
Status
Open to Local traffic with 19 Ton weight limit
History
Built 1926
Design
Concrete tee beam
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 52.2 ft.
Total length: 348.1 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.10497, -94.31109   (decimal degrees)
37°06'18" N, 94°18'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/383501/4107320 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fidelity
Land survey
T. 28 N., R. 31 W., Sec. 34
Inventory numbers
MONBI 5023 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39971 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 25.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
2,056

Update Log 

  • April 26, 2009: Essay added by David Backlin
  • February 22, 2009: Added by David Backlin

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