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Sterling Bridge

Photos 

Looking south across the new crossing

The remains of the bridge are on the left

Photo taken by Clark Vance in July 2012

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BH Photo #355489

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost bedstead pony truss bridge over a branch of Beaverdam Creek on Wood Road
Location
Pettis County, Missouri
Status
Partially removed and bypassed with a low water crossing
History
Built 1908 by A.M. Blodgett
Builder
- A.M. Blodgett of Kansas City, Missouri
Design
Pin-connected, 3-panel Pratt bedstead pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 40.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.83440, -93.39559   (decimal degrees)
38°50'04" N, 93°23'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/465665/4298474 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
La Monte
Land survey
T. 47 N., R. 23 W., Sec. 25
Inventory numbers
MO 080-039002.2 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
BH 42765 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/1990)
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: 21.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1988)
100

Update Log 

  • June 21, 2016: New photos from Clark Vance
  • July 8, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Bridge is gone
  • June 12, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com