Rating:
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Route VV Bridge

Photo 

W0404

Missouri Dept of Transportation

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #481622

Map 

Description 

Build date comes from Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway bridge records at Temple, TX Railroad Museum.

Facts 

Overview
Plate girder bridge over the BNSF Railroad on Route VV
Location
Macon County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1929 using a secondhand turntable
Railroad
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.4 ft.
Total length: 208.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.85699, -92.80862   (decimal degrees)
39°51'25" N, 92°48'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/516369/4411902 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Cambria West
Land survey
T. 58 N., R. 17 W., Sec. 9
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
59
Inventory numbers
MONBI 9455 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
MoDOT W-404 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 37547 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 65.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 14, 2020: New photo from Karen Daniels
  • September 10, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: added information
  • October 12, 2008: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Karen Daniels

Comments 

Route VV Bridge
Posted September 14, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

At 60 feet long, this is not a modern turntable. A quick search turns up that most turntables constructed around 1900 were in the 80-100 foot range. A 60 foot structure may have been constructed in the 1880s or 1890s.

Route VV Bridge
Posted September 10, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Would love to see some photos of this one. My Santa Fe records indicate that this is a recycled turntable.