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Bess Slough Old US 60 Bridge

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Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #107421

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Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Bess Slough Ditch on MO 114 (Old US 60) east of Dexter
Location
Stoddard County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1922; demolished 2010
Design
Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 65.3 ft.
Total length: 65.3 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.78766, -89.89247   (decimal degrees)
36°47'16" N, 89°53'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/241894/4075220 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dexter
Land survey
T. 25 N., R. 11 E., Sec. 20
Inventory numbers
MoDOT F-1135R (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 4554 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22681 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2009)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 31.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
1,074

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Bess Slough Old US 60 Bridge
Posted April 4, 2007, by Jason Hann

This is a great old bridge that I've crossed many times when a child and I lived near there. Now I only get to see if every couple of years. It has long been bypassed and so does not see too much traffic. Despite this, as you can see in the photo, this bridge and many others in the area were repainted as one lane bridges since they were deemed structurally unsound.