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Higbee Overhead Bridge

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Collapsed

Photo taken by James Baughn in February 2009

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Facts 

Overview
Partially destroyed wooden bridge over the KCS Railroad on CR 2561 (formerly CR 228X) just east of Higbee
Location
Randolph County, Missouri
Status
Two main spans collapsed, but approaches still intact
History
Built ca. 1940; main spans destroyed early 2008
Railroad
- Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
Design
8-span timber stringer bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 23.0 ft.
Total length: 157.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.30236, -92.50305   (decimal degrees)
39°18'09" N, 92°30'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/542848/4350448 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Higbee
Land survey
T. 52 N., R. 14 W., Sec. 16
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
5,500
Inventory numbers
MO 088-379000.1 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 22892 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22417 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2012)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 10.7 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • March 3, 2009: New photos from James Baughn

Sources 

  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com

Comments 

Higbee Overhead Bridge
Posted January 24, 2010, by don atkins (atkns [at] socket [dot] net)

i think the railroad should be responsible for repairing, or replacing the bridge. think about it from this angle; if a trucking co. hauling an oversize piece of freight on a low constructed trailer happened to hang on a rail, and knock it out of alignment, who do you think would be held responsible? no doubt, the trucking co. anyway, the cost of bridge repair would be so trivial with the railroads funds that are available, they wouldn't even miss it.

this is just my opinion, of course, but we need our bridge back.

thanks for letting me voice my thoughts on this subject.

Higbee Overhead Bridge
Posted August 4, 2009, by Matt (tgrbtr [at] comcast [dot] net)

It did not collapse!!!!!