This web site can be fun, and very helpful. I have a 1958 MHD (MoDot) map, and by using this web site I was able to identify the bridge on the cover of the map as the Lake Taneycomo Bridge. If I ever get a chance, I will scan it, and add it to the site. It looks vastly different back in 1950's when the picture was taken.
Happy to see the Bridge has been restored
My father was the carpenter/? in charge of building the wooden forms for the steel-concrete
His name was Roy SELF, do you know of any information or photos from the construction in the 30's
He also worked on all the same type bridges in Ar. during the late 1920's and 30's
Thanks for this sight, I love it
Rehabilitation is complete and re-opened to traffic Nov. 16, 2011. Traffic lanes are slightly larger at the expense of one fewer sidewalk.
This bridge is currently closed for 1 year for rehabilitation
The original construction cost was $160,000 per MoDOT records.
It would be interesting to know the total cost of this bridge, since it was built during the depression days when labor and materials would have been much less costly.Interesting to me, as I was born the year this bridge was built and remember it being called "the new bridge". The "old bridge",a one lane iron bridge downstream (north)was washed away in the flood of 1948.
Groundbreaking set for Thursday, Dec. 17th, 2009. Second bridge to be built just north of this existing arch bridge. When completed the Lake Taneycomo Bridge will be re decked and rehabilitated. 2 year project in total. Federal stimulus dollars are covering a portion of the cost. Very pleased the original bridge will be saved from demolition.
This bridge is schedule for renovation in 2011. Plans call for "redecking" bridge, specifically: replacing the top portion with one five-foot walkway and a 24 foot driving surface
One of my favorites for sure! This photo taken in August 2007.
TEAR THAT BRIDGE DOWN. IT'S A DEATH TRAP.
I think this is a wonderful example of an open spandrel bridge! We have one just like it in minneapolis[10th ave bridge] right next to 35w. It was given a rating of 7!!! Thanx for the pic!!!
NOW TELL PEOPLE HOW DANGERAS THIS BRIDGE IS
FEDERAL (RATES IT AS 3) This means it real poor in safty