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Three Arches Bridge

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Three Arches Bridge, North side, downstream

Photo taken by K. Allen Ballard in December 31, 2015

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BH Photo #344799

Map 

Description 

Probably replaced a wooden trestle. The ICC, Interstate Commission always gave poor audit reports for wood trestle structures due to difficulty and expense in maintaining them. A lot of 'Short Line' bridges were replace with steel decks & concrete pilings about 1910-25.

Facts 

Overview
Three-span concrete encased stone arch bridge over Little Peno Creek on CR 49
Location
Pike County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1900
Railroads
- Rail-to-road
- St. Louis & Hannibal Railroad (StL&H)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 16.1 ft.
Total length: 65.0 ft.
Deck width: 51.8 ft.
Also called
StL&H - Little Peno Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.47250, -91.31581   (decimal degrees)
39°28'21" N, 91°18'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/644865/4370566 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Frankford
Land survey
T. 54 N., R. 4 W., Sec. 11
Elevation
560 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
MONBI 13112 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
MONBI 13112 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
MO 082-029001.5 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
BH 22333 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2014)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 43.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
60

Update Log 

  • June 28, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • June 24, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • December 31, 2015: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Add new photo; update history/description and categories
  • November 19, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "St. Louis & Hannibal Railroad", "Railroad"
  • October 18, 2010: Updated by Jamie Forbes: Added elevation @ 560'
  • October 3, 2009: New photo from James Baughn

Sources 

  • Missouri Historic Bridge Inventory
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Jamie Forbes - jwforbes87 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • K. Allen Ballard - speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com