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Old 50 Bridge

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Old 50 Highway west of Elm, MO

Original 18 foot pavement from the 1920s

Photo taken by Clark Vance in August 2011

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BH Photo #207572

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Overview
Concrete bridge over South Fork Blackwater River on NW 550th Road (Old US 50)
Location
Johnson County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1925
Design
Concrete stringer
Dimensions
Span length: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 40.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.85657, -94.05106   (decimal degrees)
38°51'24" N, 94°03'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/408801/4301385 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Elm
Land survey
T. 47 N., R. 28 W., Sec. 30
Elevation
850 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
110
Inventory numbers
MONBI 13568 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 48922 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 52.7 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • August 4, 2011: New photos from Clark Vance
  • June 15, 2011: Updated by Clark Vance: Incorporated NBI

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com

Comments 

Old 50 Bridge
Posted August 4, 2011, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

There's a better stretch of old 50 east of Otterville, MO. The roadway hasn't changed much since the '20s.

http://bridgehunter.com/mo/cooper/old-50-rr/

Old 50 Bridge
Posted August 4, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Wow, the ancient concrete roadway is really neat! And in really good condition too.