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Whitaker Ford Bridge

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Whitaker Ford Bridge

Photo taken by Chris Gonnerman in August 2013

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #265150

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Troublesome Creek on CR 143
Location
Marion County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
I believe this is one of the Marion County bridges targeted for replacement in 2018; the rest are smaller culvert types or non-descript concrete spans.
History
Built 1902-03 by the Dildine Bridge Co.
Builder
- Dildine Bridge Co. of Cameron, Missouri
Design
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 85.0 ft.
Total length: 85.9 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.89944, -91.64453   (decimal degrees)
39°53'58" N, 91°38'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/615874/4417474 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Durham
Land survey
T. 59 N., R. 7 W., Sec. 23
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
25
Inventory numbers
MO 064-043000.9 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 13608 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22018 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 18.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Built 1903 (505)
Built during 1900s (6,632)
Dildine Bridge Co. (52)
Doomed (1,066)
Marion County, Missouri (62)
Missouri (6,072)
One-lane traffic (7,530)
Open (37,943)
Owned by county (19,493)
Pony truss (15,440)
Pratt pony truss (3,312)
Pratt truss (8,377)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,063)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,238)
Truss (30,584)

Update Log 

  • February 23, 2018: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Bridge is scheduled for replacement in 2018
  • October 16, 2014: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Update details on builder, and new deck added.
  • August 28, 2013: New photos from Chris Gonnerman

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