Rating:
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Hargis Ford Bridge

Photos 

Hargis Ford Bridge, facing north

Photo taken by Chris Gonnerman in March 2010

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BH Photo #204047

Map 

Description 

Source says that the damage was caused by a truck hitting the upright seen in photos.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Middle Fabius River on Broadleaf Street (CR 336)
Location
Lewis County, Missouri
Status
Partially collapsed, closed by county with girders
Future prospects
I have been advised tha a new span is being designed to replace current bridge. Uncertain when this will occur.
History
Built 1904 by the James B. Diver Bridge Co.
Builder
- James B. Diver Bridge Co. of Keokuk, Iowa
Design
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 88.9 ft.
Total length: 104.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.16044, -91.86260   (decimal degrees)
40°09'38" N, 91°51'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/596861/4446184 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Williamstown
Land survey
T. 62 N., R. 09 W., Sec. 23
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
15
Inventory numbers
MO 056-071002.0 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 14624 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21869 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 21.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • December 3, 2014: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Add new photos; damage details; update future prospects of bridge
  • July 14, 2011: Updated by Chris Gonnerman: Updated description; hope this fixes it not being gray in the main listing
  • July 12, 2011: Updated by Chris Gonnerman: Updated status to "closed."

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