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Mississippi County Road 521 Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #106406

Map 

Description 

The bridge was constructed over a Drainage Ditch in Dunklin County, as part of State Highway Department project 212, which included constructing 6.921 miles of road and constructing 7 bridges: F957, F960, F962, F961, F959, F1001, all truss bridges, and F1002 an I-beam bridge. W. A. Leach was awarded the contract and received notice to proceed in August 1923 with anticipated completion in December 1923. The contract amount for the project was $279,847.38.

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge on CR 521 over Wilkinson Drainage Ditch
Location
Mississippi County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1923; relocated here 1965; damaged by flooding in 2011; replaced 2014
Builder
- W A Leach
Design
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 76.1 ft.
Total length: 111.8 ft.
Deck width: 20.6 ft.
Also called
Old Iron Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.67393, -89.32777   (decimal degrees)
36°40'26" N, 89°19'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/291986/4061225 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bayouville
Land survey
T. 24 N., R. 16 E., Sec. 33
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
15
Inventory numbers
MO 067-095001.5 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 15482 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22070 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2012)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 39 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • April 15, 2014: Updated by Karen Daniels: Added builder and history
  • January 1, 2013: Updated by Mark Frazier: Update to note closed status of bridge
  • February 28, 2005: Posted new photos

Sources 

  • Mark Frazier - mfrazier404 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Karen Daniels