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Platte River MO 116 Bridge


Lost through truss bridge over Platte River on MO 116
Buchanan County, Missouri
No longer exists
Built 1933; replaced 2004
- Martin Wunderlich of Jefferson City, Missouri, and St. Paul, Minnesota (Contractor)
Riveted Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 120.3 ft.
Total length: 662.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.55120, -94.67679   (decimal degrees)
39°33'04" N, 94°40'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/355933/4379289 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 55 N., R. 34 W., Sec. 26
Inventory numbers
MoDOT T-365 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 9095 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 20930 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Platte River MO 116 Bridge
Posted January 12, 2012, by Keith Gates (commuterdude [at] gmail [dot] com)

This photo was taken in March of 2003. This is looking across the old deck facing southwest. The subject matter was actually two cyclists crossing the bridge, not the bridge itself, so the vantage point is a little close-on compared to other "bridge specific" shots across this site. This also explains the two "blobs" of sloppy retouching that will be hard to miss: the cyclists were "paintbrushed" out to protect the innocent. Since there was no other posted photo of this bridge, I defaulted to it being better-than-nothing - so please excuse the quality of the retouching. This popular bike route isn't quite the same since the bridge was replaced. The existing concrete deck is much higher than the old bridge, which was an answer to frequent high water road closings which occasionally occured here.