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Horseshoe Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by James Baughn

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Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Horseshoe Creek on Old US 40, west of Bates City
Location
Lafayette County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1922; made obsolete by new bridge in 1951; replaced Summer 2006
Builder
- Cook-O'Brien Construction Co. of Kansas City, Missouri (Contractor)
Design
Riveted, 5-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 142.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.01167, -94.10667   (decimal degrees)
39°00'42" N, 94°06'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/404186/4318653 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bates City
Land survey
T. 49 N., R. 29 W., Sec. 34
Inventory numbers
MoDOT G-387 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 4619 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21837 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2005)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 28.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
1,342

Update Log 

  • June 26, 2006: Bridge is about to be replaced