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Caton Ford Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken October 1993 by Clayton Fraser for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #124031

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss over Marmaton River on CR 301 (Caton Road) north of Nevada
Location
Vernon County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a concrete bridge
History
Built 1894 by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; replaced 1994
Builder
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas
Design
Pin-connected, 8-panel Pratt through truss, with a rivet-connected Pratt pony truss approach
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 268.1 ft.
Deck width: 13.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 19.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.90932, -94.37282   (decimal degrees)
37°54'34" N, 94°22'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/379318/4196642 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Horton
Land survey
T. 36 N., R. 31 W., Sec. 17
Elevation
750 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 22744 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/1990)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 21.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1988)
75

Update Log 

  • September 14, 2008: New photos from James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER MO-76 - Caton Ford Bridge
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com