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Old US 71 Douglas Branch Bridge

Photos 

South Approach

Photo taken by David Backlin in June 2008

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BH Photo #117393

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete tee beam bridge over Little Osage River on CR 229 (Old US 71) Approx 2.5 miles south of Horton
Location
Vernon County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic, posted for load
Design
Concrete tee beam
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 43.0 ft.
Total length: 253.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.93828, -94.36740   (decimal degrees)
37°56'18" N, 94°22'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/379842/4199848 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Horton
Land survey
T. 36 N., R. 31 W., Sec. 5
Elevation
763 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
100
Inventory numbers
MONBI 19663 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 36830 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 76.4 (out of 100)
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Categories 

Beam (14,026)
Built 1925 (1,221)
Built during 1920s (9,394)
Concrete tee beam (2,872)
Missouri (6,110)
Open (38,293)
Owned by county (19,769)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,738)
Total length 250-500 feet (4,839)
Vernon County, Missouri (66)

Update Log 

  • November 19, 2011: Updated by Clark Vance: Located on map
  • July 12, 2008: New photos from David Backlin
  • July 7, 2008: Added by David Backlin

Sources 

  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com

Comments 

Old US 71 Douglas Branch Bridge
Posted March 18, 2016, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Just to put "Little Osage" to rest, the map from 1938 shows the US 71/I-49 Little Osage crossing at the same location as the current crossing. The current NB lane bridge replaced one built in 1951 that probably replaced the one contemporary to the one shown on this page.

Old US 71 Douglas Branch Bridge
Posted March 17, 2016, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

David probably ought to confirm that this is the bridge in his photos.

Little Osage River Bridge
Posted March 17, 2016, by Don Morrison

Also, the Little Osage river is about 4 miles north of the coordinates I mentioned.

Little Osage River Bridge
Posted March 16, 2016, by Don Morrison

The bridge at these coordinates is a through truss bridge, unless my eyes deceive me....

Perhaps this bridge is at 37.938311, -94.367448 , over Douglas Branch?

Little Osage River Bridge
Posted March 15, 2016, by Dick (dickwebb11 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Not little Osage. This bridge is over "Douglas Branch" on old US 71 Hwy.

Location is correct.