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Ten Mile Creek Bridge

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Ten Mile Creek Bridge S0427 View SSE

Ten Mile Creek Bridge, Shelby Co. State Route 151

Photo taken by Rusty Weisman in July 2017

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BH Photo #398896

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Description 

This bridge was last painted in 1964 using what was at that time a novel method - powder coating. The paint is now 53 years old and in bad condition - but that is a remarkably long time.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Ten Mile Creek on State Route 151
Location
Shelby County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic (but slated for replacement)
History
This bridge was last painted in 1964 - using the then novel method of powder coating.
Design
Steel stringer (original timber piles replaced with steel H-Piles)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 48.0 ft.
Total length: 134.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Skew angle
20 degrees
Also called
MoDoTBridge S0427
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.79426, -92.25729   (decimal degrees)
39°47'39" N, 92°15'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/563587/4405186 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T59N R12W Sec SW 1/4 Sec 28 SE 1/4 Sec 29
Elevation
734.5 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
MoDOT S-427 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 8698 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 78046 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2015)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 27.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
470

Categories 

Beam (11,958)
Built 1932 (885)
Built during 1930s (10,579)
Doomed (1,027)
Missouri (5,937)
Open (36,584)
Owned by state (13,681)
Shelby County, Missouri (49)
Skewed (4,672)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,581)
Steel stringer (4,690)
Structurally deficient (18,433)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,240)

Update Log 

  • August 1, 2017: Added by Rusty Weisman

Sources 

  • Rusty Weisman

Comments 

Ten Mile Creek
Posted August 1, 2017, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

Good pics Rusty. THX for documenting these old bridges.

I recently visited Moniteau Creek bridge in Cole County (closed); it had similar markings as to powder coating in 1964. It was in a little better condition than Ten Mile. Most likely these state route bridges were done this way.