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South Big River Bridge

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Overview

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Big River on Old US 67 in Desloge
Location
Desloge, St. Francois County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by UCEB
History
Built 1924 by the Missouri State Highway Department; made obsolete by new bridge in 1957; demolished 2013.
Builder
- Public Works Construction Co. (Contractor)
Design
Riveted, 8-panel Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.9 ft.
Total length: 366.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.3 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.88962, -90.51044   (decimal degrees)
37°53'23" N, 90°30'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/718921/4196490 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bonne Terre
Land survey
Survey #85 (T. 37 N., R. 5 E.)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
1,200
Inventory numbers
MO 094-269002.6 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 20666 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22610 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2012)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 23, 2014: Updated by Mark Dellbringge: Status change: Bridge has been replaced.
  • February 22, 2014: New photo from Jack Schmidt
  • January 12, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • July 5, 2013: New photo from Mark Dellbringge
  • June 11, 2013: Updated by Mark Dellbringge: Status change: Drive-by on June 10th, 2013 showed the bridge had been demolished and a replacement bridge is being constructed.
  • June 4, 2008: New photos from James Baughn

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Comments 

South Big River Bridge
Posted March 12, 2017, by jim collier (collier2158 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

KNOW THAT BRIDGE VERY WELL. I LIVED IN DESLOGE FOR 17 YEARS HAD LOT'S OF FUN IN BIG RIVER IT TAKES BE BACK TO THE BEST OF TIME THANKS....

South Big River Bridge
Posted August 21, 2007, by Big Bobby

This is a cool site.

South Big River Bridge
Posted August 21, 2007, by Kara (kara_hollistergirl06 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

What do you mean by made obsolete by new bridge in 1957?

Do you mean made obsolete when you made the new 67 bridge?