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Kemna Bridge

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Overview

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Facts 

Overview
Swinging bridge over Tavern Creek on Kemna Bridge Road (CR 52-56) east of St. Elizabeth
Location
Miller County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic with a 15 ton weight limit
History
Built 1924 by Joseph Dice; rehabilitated 1978
Builder
- Joseph Dice
Design
Wire suspension
Dimensions
Total length: 167.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.24731, -92.24535   (decimal degrees)
38°14'50" N, 92°14'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/566033/4233524 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Van Cleve
Land survey
T. 40 N., R. 12 W., Sec. 3
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
45
Inventory numbers
MONBI 17571 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22046 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 37.2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • October 4, 2015: New photos from Diane Martin

Comments 

Kemna Bridge
Posted October 6, 2015, by Erik Hoffman

Damn them if they replace this. They should have a little money left over from all those shitty overpass remodels to repair a precious gem of architecture and history.

Kemna Bridge
Posted October 17, 2013, by Virginia Duffield (gduffield [at] vernonpublishing [dot] com)

This bridge was heavily damaged by flooding in early August 2013. It is being considered for repair or replacement by Miller County and FEMA.

Kemna Bridge
Posted November 4, 2011, by Jason (jasonjjinks [at] aol [dot] com)

We need to try to save this great peice of american and local history before it too is removed