Shoal Creek Bridge
Photo taken by David Backlin in April 2009
BH Photo #139191
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.
- Steel stringer bridge over Shoal Creek on Business I-49 (former Business US 71)
- Newton County, Missouri
- Open to traffic
- Built 1939
- - Perry McGlone Construction Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
- Steel stringer
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)
- 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
- 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