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Lyell Ford Bridge

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Photo taken by James Baughn in May 2010

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Overview
Lost through truss bridge over South Fabius River on CR 117
Location
Marion County, Missouri
Status
Destroyed by flooding Sunday, June 28, 2015 after 6pm.
Future prospects
Lost to flood waters, June 28th, 2015; for pictures & video see Marion County Old Iron Bridges on Facebook. Bridge will not be replaced.
History
Built 1898 by the Kansas City Bridge Co.
Builder
- Kansas City Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
Design
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 94.1 ft.
Total length: 124.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Also called
Also, Charley Moore bridge.
Lyle Ford for John Ford, early settler.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.89331, -91.79778   (decimal degrees)
39°53'36" N, 91°47'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/602781/4416607 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Nelsonville
Land survey
T. 59 N., R. 8 W., Sec. 21
Inventory numbers
MO 064-012000.7 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 12504 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22011 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2013)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 20.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
5

Update Log 

  • July 26, 2016: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: New photos & wreckage pics; update info.
  • June 29, 2015: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Lost to Flooding; Sunday June 28th, 2015
  • May 7, 2010: New photos from James Baughn

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Comments 

Lyell Ford Bridge
Posted July 26, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Well, that is a shame. Floodwaters and falling trees are constant threats. Abandoned bridges do not last forever.

Lyell Ford Bridge
Posted April 13, 2014, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited here before heading to the Camelback (Deacon Mesmer) near Steffenville. Deck has been replaced recently (2 yrs or so?) Very low traffic road but good gravel surface, not hard to reach. Very picturesque setting, bridge is very sturdy & serviceable.