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Murray Ford Bridge

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Description 

New bridge built on realignment to the east. Possible remnants of the old alignment on the north bank.

Facts 

Overview
Lost wrought iron through truss bridge over South Fork Blackwater River
Location
Johnson County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1891; replaced 1994
Builder
- John Bridgewater (Contractor)
Design
Wrought iron, pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 80.1 ft.
Total length: 80.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.78387, -93.91572   (decimal degrees)
38°47'02" N, 93°54'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/420464/4293191 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pittsville
Land survey
T. 46 N., R. 27 W., Sec. 17
Elevation
720 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
MO 051-264000.6 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
BH 42673 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/1991)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 0.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1991)
35

Update Log 

  • December 22, 2015: Updated by Clark Vance: Location from topo showing old alignment
  • June 4, 2009: Added by James Baughn

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