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Sandy Creek MO 79 Bridge

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Driving south

Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #105998

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Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Sandy Creek on MO 79 near Foley
Location
Lincoln County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1938; replaced 2012
Builder
- R.B. Potashnick Construction, Inc. of Cape Girardeau, Missouri (Contractor)
Design
Riveted, skewed, 6-panel Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 121.3 ft.
Total length: 227.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.05150, -90.74280   (decimal degrees)
39°03'05" N, 90°44'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/695324/4324915 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Foley
Land survey
T. 50 N., R. 2 E., Sec. 35
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
3,642
Inventory numbers
MoDOT K-340 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 5775 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21919 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 10.3 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • April 16, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • January 18, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • June 6, 2005: Posted new photos

Comments 

Sandy Creek MO 79 Bridge
Posted June 26, 2012, by Anonymous (tillerman61 [at] gmail [dot] com)

It is my understanding that this bridge will close after the 4th of July for replacement so if anyone wants to photograph this unique truss bridge - now is the time.