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Gillis Bridge

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Looking east

Photo taken by James Baughn in May 2010

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Facts 

Overview
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Black Creek on CR 342
Location
Shelby County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1908 by the Michelmann Steel Construction Co.
Builder
- Michelmann Steel Construction Co. of Quincy, Illinois
Design
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt bedstead pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 81.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.76841, -91.97630   (decimal degrees)
39°46'06" N, 91°58'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/587677/4402555 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Burksville
Land survey
T. 57 N., R. 10 W., Sec. 2
Inventory numbers
MO 102-321001.2 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 21737 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22549 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2016)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 21.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
35

Update Log 

  • December 11, 2017: New photos from K. Allen Ballard
  • November 30, 2017: New photos from K. Allen Ballard
  • June 22, 2015: New photos from K. Allen Ballard
  • May 6, 2010: New photos from James Baughn

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Comments 

Gillis Bridge
Posted December 11, 2017, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is not far from my dentist in Shelbina, so I visit here somewhat frequently. Shot some video here this visit, bridge is very unique with its' tall sides and picturesque setting.