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Lafayette Bridge

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Overview
Replaced iron deck arch bridge on Grand Drive just south of Union Blvd. in Forest Park
Location
St. Louis, Missouri
Status
Superstructure replaced by a similar, but modern, design
History
Originally built ca. 1888 by Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co.; reconstructed in 1935 and 1988
Builder
- Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co. of St. Louis, Missouri
Design
Original ca. 1888 bridge: Three-hinged wrought iron deck arch
Current 1988 bridge: Three-hinged welded steel deck arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 71.8 ft.
Total length: 76.1 ft.
Deck width: 34.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.64167, -90.27667   (decimal degrees)
38°38'30" N, 90°16'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/737022/4280532 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clayton
Inventory numbers
MONBI 14193 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22639 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2008)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 47.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
5,000