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Menefee Ford Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by James Baughn in September 2009

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Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Lick Creek on Indiana Lane south of Perry
Location
Ralls County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Available for reuse
History
Built 1911 by Stupp Brothers
Builder
- Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co. of St. Louis, Missouri
Design
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 85.0 ft.
Total length: 127.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.41152, -91.67897   (decimal degrees)
39°24'41" N, 91°40'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/613781/4363294 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Perry
Land survey
T. 53 N., R. 7 W., Sec. 3
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
15
Inventory numbers
MO 087-202002.0 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 18869 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22409 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 21.6 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • December 21, 2017: New photos from K. Allen Ballard
  • December 27, 2014: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Bridge is scheduled for replacement, at one time the County was offering it to anyone who would like to relocate it. Don't know if that us still the case or not.
  • August 22, 2011: New photos from Ben Tate
  • October 3, 2009: New photos from James Baughn

Sources 

  • Missouri Historic Bridge Inventory
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • K. Allen Ballard - speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Menefee Ford Bridge
Posted August 4, 2015, by Karen Daniels (karen [dot] daniels [at] modot [dot] mo [dot] gov)

Contact the County Commission and the County Roads/Highway Department--they can tell you if they would still accept proposals to reuse the bridge.

Menefee Ford Bridge
Posted August 1, 2015, by Kim or Ed (steveede [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

We are interested in purchasing a bridge how do i find out if this bridge is still available?