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Blecha Road Bridge

Photos 

North Approach

Photo taken by David Backlin

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BH Photo #177610

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Two-span concrete arch bridge over Cave Springs Branch on Blecha Road at the Oklahoma line
Location
McDonald County, Missouri, and Delaware County, Oklahoma
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1914
Design
Two closed-spandrel concrete arches
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 28.9 ft.
Total length: 61.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.54741, -94.61787   (decimal degrees)
36°32'51" N, 94°37'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/355193/4045884 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
South West City
Land survey
T. 21 N., R. 34 W., Sec. 21
Inventory numbers
MONBI 21564 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
MO 060-311003.1 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
BH 42835 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2016)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 64.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
500

Update Log 

  • October 7, 2011: New photos from Gene McCluney
  • September 15, 2010: New photos from David Backlin
  • April 22, 2010: Updated by David Backlin: Added USGS quadrant
  • June 21, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

Comments 

Blecha Road Bridge
Posted September 13, 2010, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

I visited this bridge on 12 September 2010. The west side of the bridge appears to have been reconstructed as the concrete wall appears to be of a different design. Also, the arches on the west side are square, as opposed to round.

My guess is the bridge was rebuilt after an accident or possibly widened to accommodate modern vehicles.