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Brush Creek Bridge (Old highway N)

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in January 2020

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BH Photo #464574

Description 

Don't believe this is a 2nd listing of this bridge, didn't spot another for Platte County...this is in a beautiful neighborhood with new and not so new large ranch houses on a dead end road just past bridge, would love to know more about the bridge's history, have driven past this one close to KCI Airport for decades

Facts 

Overview
Timber stringer bridge over Brush Creek on NW 76th St. (Old highway N)
Location
Parkville, Platte County, Missouri
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic, disintegrating
History
Built 1949 (reconstructed 1976)
Design
Timber stringer, paved but falling apart, many holes and iron plates covering crumbling pieces
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 39.0 ft.
Total length: 99.1 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Also called
NW 76th St. Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.23760, -94.75555   (decimal degrees)
39°14'15" N, 94°45'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/348488/4344611 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 51 N., R. 34 W., Sec. 18
Elevation
780 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
5
Inventory numbers
MONBI 19488 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 87701 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 6, 2020: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

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Comments 

Brush Creek Bridge (Old highway N)
Posted January 7, 2020, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

This is a 1949 alignment of Missouri N.