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Shoal Creek Bridge

Photos 

North Approach

Photo taken by David Backlin in April 2009

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BH Photo #139191

Map 

Description 

Per the Joplin Globe Sunday, August 13, 1939 - Page 1

Built by Perry McGlone Construction Co. "The firm's bid on the bridge job, which also included three miles of grading, was $130,025.26."

This bridge, along with ones over Thurman and Smith Branches, were part of a realignment of US 71, now Saginaw Road. The section of Old 71 between Saginaw and Tipton Ford had been the site of numerous accidents.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Shoal Creek on Business I-49 (former Business US 71)
Location
Newton County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1939
Builder
- Perry McGlone Construction Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 69.9 ft.
Total length: 539.1 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.01088, -94.47964   (decimal degrees)
37°00'39" N, 94°28'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/368361/4097102 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Joplin East
Land survey
T. 26 N., R. 32 W., Sec. 6
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
6,615
Inventory numbers
MONBI 5934 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
MoDOT K-765 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 37507 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 34.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 10, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Perry McGlone Construction Co."
  • June 7, 2019: New photos from Joe Sonderman
  • April 25, 2009: New photo from David Backlin
  • October 3, 2008: Added by David Backlin

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