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Shelby CR2431

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Shelby CR2431 #1

Looking south at 28X Zoom

Photo taken by K. Allen Ballard in June 21, 2015

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BH Photo #330158

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Description 

This bridge probably carried the North-South traffic that is now carried by MO Rt 15. Guessing Rt 15 was built around 1930's like other similar improved state roads and the main road moved east about 1/4 mile. At some point the bridge carried local/bypass traffic and probably deteriorated so that the lower end of CR2431 was abandoned, ending at a private resident/farm house. It has been closed as long as I can remember (35 years).It is on private property, and requires a decent telephoto or zoom lens to see it. Hoping to get a better view this fall w/permission. Dimensions, builder, dates, etc estimated.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned 3 Panel Bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over Mesner Creek
Location
Shelby County, Missouri
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Future prospects
Not going anywhere soon but the deck has disappeared in the last 15 years or so.
History
Built c1908
Builder
- Michelmann Steel Construction Co. of Quincy, Illinois (Likely)
Design
Bedstead Pratt pony truss, very similar to Gillis Bridge on Shelby CR342.
Dimensions
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.86084, -92.03060   (decimal degrees)
39°51'39" N, 92°01'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/582915/4412761 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Shelbyville
Inventory number
BH 68139 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2015: Bridge added by K. Allen Ballard

Sources 

  • K. Allen Ballard - speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com