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Troublesome Creek CR 293 Bridge

Photos 

CR293 #1

Looking North

Photo taken by K. Allen Ballard in June 3, 2017

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BH Photo #393286

Map 

Description 

Although the National Bridge Inventory gives a build date of 1987, aerial imagery suggests this is a through girder bridge. So this bridge is either much older, or was built using recycled parts. Very heavy duty girder construction, possible former RR span, or constructed from same.

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Troublesome Creek on CR 293
Location
Knox County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1987? Possibly moved here in 1987?
Design
Pony plate girder (?), possibly former RR span moved here?
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 64.0 ft.
Total length: 66.9 ft.
Deck width: 25.3 ft.
Also called
Buttermilk Ave
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.11978, -92.04369   (decimal degrees)
40°07'11" N, 92°02'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/581488/4441489 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Edina SE
Land survey
T. 61 N., R. 10 W., Sec. 5
Inventory numbers
MONBI 21170 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
293003.1
BH 74716 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 73.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
50

Update Log 

  • June 4, 2017: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: New photos & update info.
  • December 10, 2016: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • K. Allen Ballard - speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Troublesome Creek CR 293 Bridge
Posted June 6, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I have no idea whether the QO&KC was double track but it seems unlikely except at sidings. Some pics underneath would give an idea of whether the floor beams are original or not.

Troublesome Creek CR 293 Bridge
Posted June 5, 2017, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Clark,

This almost reminds me of a Santa Fe bridge that would have been on the double tracked mainline nearby. As some of the midwestern bridgehunters know, the Santa Fe was notorious for selling and reusing spans wherever they could; creating some unique bridges.

Troublesome Creek CR 293 Bridge
Posted June 5, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

FWIW, the Quincy, Omaha and Kansas City Railroad ran north of here between Edina and Know. It was closed in the '30s. Railfans...?

Troublesome Creek CR 293 Bridge / Buttermilk Ave
Posted June 5, 2017, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited here late afternoon, June 3rd, 2017. Heavy duty girder plate, very wide, could easily accommodate modern farm equipment; possible former RR span moved from elsewhere.