Math and Engineering instructor. Long time seeker of lost bridges. Kansas City metro.
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What3words is probably far too precise for bridges. Each square meter has its own set of words which are random and unrelated, so walking one pace would change all three words. Even a small span could have several dozen potential combinations, none of which would help one locate the bridge without access to the website. Since there is also no correlation to any conventional map, if location at this resolution is required, UTM seems more useful.
It is, however, certainly easier to remember than UTM and a very fun site to play with (try to find a spot with a silly phrase that goes along with the site purpose, e.g. a sewage treatment plant called "smelly mud water").
The places with the extra holes seem to have bolts and some welding. It looks like this truss was rebuilt and got a "C" channel welded along the end posts and top chord.
This is the first photo I've seen of this bridge. It was possibly the last one of many to be replaced in Jackson County where at one time there were probably at least a dozen of this pattern.
Now you're just being silly!
Careful, you can get kicked doing it that way....
NBI description changes from truss to stringer after 2000 and shows a 2000 rehab date. Either it was incorrectly classified prior to 2000 and corrected when rehabbed, or it was replaced in 2000.
Can I borrow your X-ray equipment? I can't seem to find mine in all the holiday clutter....
Probably not a T beam. This could be concrete encased steel stringers or a concrete pony girder.
Is it asking too much for people to get X-rays of important structural elements when they go to take photos??
The NBI listing pins it here and the location in relation to Cora is correct. Originally it did not list North Branch White Rock Creek as the stream and that stream crosses a N/S road on the county line a bit over a mile to the east. Nothing there except a culvert.
Nathan gave some details about this one. Do we know the source?
NBI 2012 shows a pin over Walnut Creek on this road. It disappears from the NBI in 2014.
Closest one in the NBI dropped off at 2014. Looks like a box culvert now.
Last shown in 2012 NBI at the location of the culvert.
Based on the depth at the abutment I'm going to guess there aren't concrete stringers. This could be a concrete encased steel stringer or a concrete girder.
If you zoom photo 1 you can see the end post extending down in the shadow.