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Little Buffalo Creek Bridge

Photos 

West End

Photo taken by K. Allen Ballard in February 8, 2015

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BH Photo #315494

Map 

Description 

Nearby landowners Boyd Shotten said he believed his grandfather, Paul Shotten, bought the materials from the County and constructed the bridge himself. The elder Mr. Shotten was experienced at bridgebuilding. No idea of exactly when it was built yet.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over 'Little' Buffalo Creek on CR 218
Location
Pike County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Bridge seems in very good condition, good abutments, low water crossing available south of bridge.
Design
Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 35.1 ft.
Total length: 36.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Also called
Old Bridge at Pike 218, Pike County Road 218 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.30667, -91.07333   (decimal degrees)
39°18'24" N, 91°04'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/666117/4352578 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cyrene
Land survey
T. 52 N., R. 2 W., Sec. 1
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
15
Inventory numbers
MO 082-125001.1 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 16574 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22330 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 38.1 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 8, 2015: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Updated name, description; Add photos since none were available.

Sources 

  • K. Allen Ballard - speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com