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Washington State Park Bridge

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Deck view

Photo taken Feb. 2002 by Jim Ridge

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Facts 

Overview
Closed through truss bridge over Big River just northeast of Washington State Park
Location
Washington County, Missouri, and Jefferson County, Missouri
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1885-86 at Lemay Ferry by the St. Louis Bridge & Iron Co.; relocated here in 1917
Builders
- Miller & Borcherding Bridge Builders of St. Louis, Missouri
- St. Louis Bridge & Iron Co. of St. Louis, Missouri
Design
Pin-connected, 8-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 164.1 ft.
Total length: 253.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.09201, -90.68364   (decimal degrees)
38°05'31" N, 90°41'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/703129/4218557 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
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Inventory numbers
MONBI 12552 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22785 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2006)
Deck condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 17.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
75

Update Log 

  • October 5, 2014: New photos from John Christeson
  • April 15, 2008: New photos from James Baughn
  • August 7, 2005: Posted photos from Jim Ridge

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Comments 

Washington State Park Bridge
Posted January 11, 2008, by craig palmer (cap1975 [at] gmail [dot] com)

that was actually one of two bridges, the little one that went over a creek got torn down, i heard from good source that back in the day that use to be mo route 21

Washington State Park Bridge
Posted January 11, 2008, by Anonymous

there was actually two bridges, i think the first one that went over a little creek got torn down but the pictured one remains