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Merrick Ford Bridge

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BH Photo #116883

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Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Spring River on Kafir Road (CR 321)
Location
Jasper County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1891 by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; replaced 1996
Builder
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.9 ft.
Total length: 249.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.21833, -94.60667   (decimal degrees)
37°13'06" N, 94°36'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/357449/4120302 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Carl Junction
Land survey
T. 29 N., R. 34 W., Sec. 26
Inventory numbers
MO 049-321000.6 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
BH 36127 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/1991)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 22.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1991)
40

Update Log 

  • July 7, 2008: New photos from Historic American Engineering Record

Sources 

  • Historic American Engineering Record