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Medicine Creek Route PP Bridge

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Photo taken by Neil Krout in September 2018

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BH Photo #434565

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over East Fork Medicine Creek on Route PP
Location
Sullivan County, Missouri
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
Future prospects
Scheduled for replacement
History
Built 1955 reusing existing truss (possibly ca. 1908) at crossing; Closed to traffic December 2018 after failing inspection
Builder
- Callihan & Wallmar, and Carl Partin (1955 reconstruction)
Design
Riveted, 7-panel Parker pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 127.9 ft.
Total length: 254.8 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.19751, -93.34171   (decimal degrees)
40°11'51" N, 93°20'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/470915/4449735 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Osgood
Land survey
T. 62 N., R. 22 W., Sec. 2
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
156
Inventory numbers
MoDOT P-956 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 7999 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22720 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 4, 2019: Updated by David Backlin: Closed
  • September 15, 2018: New photos from Neil Krout

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Comments 

Medicine Creek Route PP Bridge
Posted January 23, 2007, by Gene VanDusseldorp (grvan [at] netzero [dot] net)

Photos of the bridge.

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

This is one interesting bridge. It was always posted one lane traffic since at least the mid-1960s. If I remember correctly, it had a wooden deck as late as about 1970. It makes for one tough stretch of highway: going westbound, it is just a handful of yards after crossing the bridge before crossing the railroad track, then another short hop to MO 139 at Osgood. I spent my childhood about 7 miles northeast of that bridge, which we used frequently at the time as a shortcut to Trenton. I'll see about getting photos of this bridge in the near future.