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Morton Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Facing Northeast

Photo taken by John Kritos in July 2007

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BH Photo #124856

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Crooked River on Landing Road
Location
Ray County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic with 3 Ton Weight Limit
History
Built 1889 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 102.0 ft.
Total length: 162.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.29423, -93.88900   (decimal degrees)
39°17'39" N, 93°53'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/423339/4349805 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Richmond
Land survey
T. 57 N., R. 27 W., Sec. 24
Inventory numbers
MO 089-257001.6 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 20376 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22442 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 19.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
25

Update Log 

  • December 30, 2015: New photos from Neil Krout
  • October 5, 2009: New photos from James Baughn
  • September 20, 2008: New photo from John Kritos
  • October 8, 2007: Posted photos from John Kritos

Sources 

  • John Kritos - jmkrito [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Missouri Historic Bridge Inventory
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Neil Krout - kickinpony [dot] 66 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Canding Road Bridge
Posted February 1, 2007, by Steve Betts (skbetts47 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

To whom it may concern,

This old plank bridge (Listed as Canding Road Bridge #20376) is on Landing Road, not Canding Road, and is referred to locally as the Morton Bridge, being close by the old Morton Community and Church of that name nearby. I have traveled over this bridge many times over the last 55 years or so on trips to my Aunts farmhouse just a short distance away from the bridge.

I have enclosed some pics taken in 2004 on the last trip I made to the area with my mother who has always been terrified to cross the bridge on the way to her favorite aunts homeplace just around the corner.

Enjoy.