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Chippewa Street Ramp (East)

Photos 

View of the eastern side (looking west on Chippewa)

Photo taken by Mark Dellbringge in July 2010

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BH Photo #171047

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Street View 

Description 

The only function of this combination ramp / bridge approach is that westbound Chippewa motorists can make a u-turn at this location to head back east on Chippewa. Tractor-trailers sometimes use this bridge to serve a nearby printing establishment; the bridge has a narrow turning radius.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete stringer bridge (U-Turn ramp) over Chippewa Street (Missouri State Highway 366 / Historic U. S. 66 Byway) in St. Louis, next to the Chippewa Street UPRR Bridge
Location
St. Louis, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic, but rarely used
History
Built in 1936 by the Missouri State Highway Department
Design
Concrete stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 48.9 ft.
Total length: 50.2 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.58996, -90.25942   (decimal degrees)
38°35'24" N, 90°15'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/738695/4274837 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Webster Groves
Land survey
T. 45 N., R. 7 E., Sec. 32
Inventory numbers
MONBI 13491 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 45734 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2009)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 88.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
1,000

Categories 

Beam (11,954)
Built 1936 (1,013)
Built during 1930s (10,575)
Concrete stringer (601)
Functionally obsolete (7,988)
Have street view (22,078)
Missouri (5,937)
Open (36,573)
Owned by city (4,488)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,575)
St. Louis, Missouri (140)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,434)

Update Log 

  • July 28, 2011: Updated by Mark Dellbringge: Modified overview and history
  • July 30, 2010: New Street View added by Mark Dellbringge
  • July 28, 2010: Added by Mark Dellbringge

Sources 

  • Mark Dellbringge