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Old US61 Taylor Bridge

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Photo taken by James Baughn

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Description 

Abutments for the previous bridge still remain upstream of the current bridge; this was likely a Camelback design as was the Wakonda River Bridge in LaGrange replaced about the same time. The LaGrange bridge or possibly the previous Taylor bridge was moved to Steffenville, MO and it still remains there as of 2018. See Deacon/Mesmer Bridge, Shelby County, MO.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over North Fabius River on CR 313 (Old US 24/61)
Location
Marion County, Missouri
Status
Closed pending replacement
Future prospects
Scheduled for replacement 2018-19
History
Built 1929, replacing an earlier bridge, likely a camelback design similar to the one in LaGrange, MO over the Wakonda River.
Design
Riveted, 10-panel Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.0 ft.
Total length: 201.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.93655, -91.52522   (decimal degrees)
39°56'12" N, 91°31'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/626006/4421755 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Maywood
Land survey
T. 59 N., R. 6 W., Sec. 2
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
250
Inventory numbers
MO 064-304000.7 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 21384 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22015 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17.5 (out of 100)
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Categories 

10-panel truss (150)
Built 1929 (918)
Built during 1920s (9,107)
Closed (2,492)
Doomed (1,034)
Have street view (23,847)
Marion County, Missouri (62)
Missouri (6,033)
Owned by county (19,027)
Parker through truss (1,194)
Parker truss (1,553)
Riveted (1,966)
Span length 175-250 feet (1,838)
Through truss (13,189)
Total length 175-250 feet (3,883)
Truss (29,897)
US 24 (47)
US 61 (93)

Update Log 

  • February 23, 2018: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Update some description and historical references.
  • February 2, 2018: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • February 2, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Closed
  • April 3, 2006: Posted new photos

Sources 

Comments 

Old US61 Taylor Bridge
Posted February 23, 2018, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

Correction to my previous comment; CR143 will be replaced, Whitaker Ford bridge in Marion County, not CR153.

Old US61 Taylor Bridge
Posted February 2, 2018, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

Live TV News story from this bridge this week. Marion Co. commissioners are replacing several smaller bridges this year and bids will be let for the replacement of the Taylor bridge around Oct/Nov and construction would begin Jan 2019. See attached news story. In the meantime 3 other smaller bridges/culverts are in the works; Co Rd 153, CR404 and CR423. CR423, a non-descript concrete/girder span over Bear Creek in Withers Mill (built in 1950) Has already been removed this week. MODOT had deemed it as the worst bridge in Marion County. All three will likely be replaced by culverts.

Taylor Bridge news story.

http://www.wgem.com/story/37389631/2018/01/Tuesday/marion-co...

US61 Taylor Bridge
Posted February 1, 2018, by Don Morrison

Doomed?

An article from October 2017 suggests the Taylor bridge is closed pending replacement in 2018.

http://khqa.com/news/local/taylor-mo-bridge-set-to-close-nex...