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Center Creek Overflow Bridge

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North Approach

Photo taken by David Backlin in April 2009

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BH Photo #139197

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Brief History 

Written by David Backlin

This bridge and its companion (Center Creek Bridge) 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 of traffic across the bridges).

In 1990, a new southbound alignment and bridges were built to replace 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 Overflow on Old Alternate US 71
Location
Jasper County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1926
Design
Concrete tee beam
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 22.6 ft.
Total length: 66.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.11011, -94.31076   (decimal degrees)
37°06'36" N, 94°18'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/383539/4107891 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fidelity
Land survey
T. 28 N., R. 31 W., Sec. 34
Inventory numbers
MONBI 5022 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39972 (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: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 41.0 (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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