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Beaver Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Ben Tate in August 2011

BH Photo #209208

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Two-span pony truss bridge over Spencer Creek on Beaver Road (Old US 61) northwest of Frankford
Location
Ralls County, Missouri
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1925
Builder
- Louis Rich Construction Co. (Contractor)
Design
Riveted Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 269.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.51565, -91.35401   (decimal degrees)
39°30'56" N, 91°21'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/641552/4375223 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hannibal SE
Land survey
T. 55 N., R. 4 W., Sec. 28
Inventory numbers
MO 087-094002.1 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 15462 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
MO 087-089001.0 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
BH 22404 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2009)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 31.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
30

Update Log 

  • August 18, 2011: Updated by Ben Tate: Bridge is closed

Sources 

Comments 

Beaver Road Bridge
Posted August 11, 2017, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

The southern side abutment just upstream from this bridge is actually the remains of the former St. Louis & Hannibal RR trestle which was abandoned in 1944. Just south of this abutment is the stop/'town' of Jones.

Beaver Road Bridge
Posted August 18, 2011, by Ben Tate

You can drive right up to the bridge from the west side. It looks like the eastern approach is overgrown.