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Old Route 66 Little Beaver Creek Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Looking Northward

Photo taken by James McCray

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BH Photo #198484

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Old Route 66 Little Beaver Creek Bridge

Old Route 66 Little Beaver Creek Bridge

Mark W. Shannon

Description 

This bridge is on a section of Route 66 that was bypassed early enough that it was not modernized, so the bridge and the road to it are still in nearly original configuration. Sometime in the last 40 years the road got a blacktop wearing surface but it has not been widened and the original curbs are still visible. There are still remains of tourist cabins and other buildings from the early days of US 66.

Mentioned as the site of numerous auto wrecks in early days: http://thelibrary.org/lochist/periodicals/ozarkswatch/ow702n...

Facts 

Overview
Slab bridge over Little Beaver Creek on CR 7100
Location
Phelps County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1926
Design
Slab
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 20.0 ft.
Total length: 66.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.93250, -91.83833   (decimal degrees)
37°55'57" N, 91°50'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/602086/4198962 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rolla
Land survey
T. 37 N., R. 8 W., Sec. 17
Inventory numbers
MONBI 20286 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 48475 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 82.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
220

Categories 

Built 1926 (648)
Built during 1920s (8,774)
Have street view (22,087)
Missouri (5,936)
Open (36,587)
Owned by county (18,855)
Phelps County, Missouri (26)
Slab (1,530)
Span length under 25 feet (5,769)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,438)
US 66 (233)

Update Log 

  • June 19, 2016: New video from Mark Shannon
  • June 19, 2016: New photos from Clark Vance
  • May 17, 2016: New photos from Steve Conro
  • July 20, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added context description
  • May 1, 2011: New photos from James McCray
  • March 22, 2011: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mark Shannon