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East Locust Creek Route T Bridge

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Note: The following information comes from the National Bridge Inventory and has not been verified.
Pony truss bridge over East Locust Creek on Route T
Sullivan County, Missouri
Open to traffic
Originally built on US 65 over Wild Cat Creek in Mercer County; removed 1941; re-erected here in 1949
- Donaldson Construction Co. of Skidmore, Missouri (co-contractor)
- J.F. Culp of Skidmore, Missouri (co-contractor)
Riveted, 4-panel Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 60.3 ft.
Total length: 121.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.11418, -93.13494   (decimal degrees)
40°06'51" N, 93°08'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/488500/4440438 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 61 N., R. 20 W., Sec. 3
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
MoDOT T-928 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 9345 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22714 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 16.1 (out of 100)
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East Locust Creek Route T Bridge
Posted January 23, 2007, by grvan@netzero.net (lp56gt)

Photos of the bridge.

East Locust Creek Route T Bridge
Posted January 5, 2007, by Gene VanDusseldorp (grvan [at] netzero [dot] net)

I remember that bridge quite well. I lived about three miles east of that bridge from 1975 to 1982. It was simply posted as a narrow bridge until about 1990, and that was an understatement. The only way two vehicles could meet on the bridge was if they were both motorcycles (I think it was only 14 or 16 feet wide). When MoDOT started marking bridges for one-lane traffic for weight concerns, this bridge was included. The bridge is near the unincorporated village of Cora (population around 10 at last check) and is in an area prone to flooding. I'll see about getting pictures of it in the next week.