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Kiowa Road Bridge

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Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over East Yellow Creek on Kiowa Road
Location
Linn County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1902 by John Gilligan Bridge Co.; replaced 1995
Builder
- John Gilligan Bridge Co. of Fall City, Nebraska
Design
Pin-connected, 4-panel Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 58.1 ft.
Total length: 94.2 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.82306, -92.96449   (decimal degrees)
39°49'23" N, 92°57'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/503038/4408119 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bucklin
Land survey
T. 58 N., R. 18 W., Sec. 19
Elevation
760 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
MO 058-423001.3 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
BH 40380 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/1991)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 16.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1991)
10

Update Log 

  • March 19, 2016: Updated by Clark Vance: Location per comment and 1949 topo

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Kiowa Road Bridge
Posted March 19, 2016, by Kevin Coulson (kevinrcoulson [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Looks like you have it pinned in the wrong place on your Google map. My great grandfather and grandfather as well as other family members poured the south pier and probably the north pier as well when the bridge was built. Their names were cast into the footings of the south foundation. The foundation is still there but covered by mud after it washed out.

The bridge was always planked with native oak lumber 2.5" or more thick. My family has owned the land on 3 sides/corners of the crossing since 1839. I donated 5 acres for the new concrete bridge that replaced it. The new bridge is roughly 200 feet north of the old bridge site.

There is/was another bridge north but it wasn't on Kiowa road.