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Westphalia Bridge

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Photo taken by James Baughn

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Maries River on CR 611 near Westphalia
Location
Osage County, Missouri
Status
Open to one-lane traffic
History
Main span built 1893 by the Kansas City Bridge Co.; pony trusses added 1902 by the Interstate Bridge Co.
Builders
- Interstate Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
- Kansas City Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
Design
From west to east (all trusses are pin-connected):
One 4-panel half-hip Pratt pony truss, with northern truss destroyed
Two 5-panel half-hip Pratt pony trusses
One 7-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 145.0 ft.
Total length: 279.8 ft.
Deck width: 13.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Big Maries Bridge
Pentecostal Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.44463, -91.99081   (decimal degrees)
38°26'41" N, 91°59'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/588067/4255631 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Westphalia East
Land survey
T. 43 N., R. 10 W., Sec. 26
Inventory numbers
MO 076-075000.3 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 14760 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22248 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 22.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
50

Update Log 

  • September 22, 2012: Updated by Fmiser: Added alternate names

Sources 

  • Paul Boudreau - paboudreau [at] mchsi [dot] com
  • Fmiser - fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Westphalia Bridge
Posted March 24, 2008, by Paul Boudreau (paboudreau)

Here is an exceptional image of the bridge appearing on an undated 1 cent postcard. Thanks to Shawn Kell of Koeltztown for bringing it to my attention.