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Carroll County Road 314 Bridge

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Photo taken by James Baughn in September 2009

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Description 

Built as a railroad bridge, later relocated and reused as an overpass. Replaced 2020 and moved to a nearby farm just down the road.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over the BNSF Railway on CR 314
Location
Carroll County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a new bridge and moved to private field
History
Built ca. 1895 by the Edge Moor Bridge Works; later relocated here
Builder
- Edge Moor Bridge Works of Wilmington, Delaware
Railroads
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
Wrought iron, pin-connected, 9-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 160.0 ft.
Total length: 162.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.42878, -93.37969   (decimal degrees)
39°25'44" N, 93°22'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/467321/4364429 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Standish
Land survey
T. 53 N., R. 22 W., Sec. 9
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
25
Inventory numbers
MO 017-407000.1 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 23380 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21133 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 55.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 1, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: noted relocation to field in 2020
  • December 22, 2020: Updated by Eric Kinkhorst: New bridge open
  • September 15, 2020: Updated by Eric Kinkhorst: In the process of being replaced as of 9/15/2020
  • October 16, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • May 19, 2011: New Street View added by Sheldon Wiens
  • October 5, 2009: New photos from James Baughn

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Comments 

Carroll County Road 314 Bridge
Posted February 1, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I saw that this bridge was actually saved..just by asking! I do not have the current location, but someone posted on Facebook this morning that it was moved to a farm. In addition, she gave information that the bridge was built 1887 at the Grand River a few miles east, and moved here. She said that the locals had given the date and location, but was not 100% certain. Railroad engineers stated the bridge was disassembled and moved here in 1911, which does align with what my copy of Santa Fe bridge records suggests.

Regarding the 1887 date, I do have questions. The Missouri Historic Bridge Inventory provided the 1895 date, but it is very possible the 1887 date is correct. In fact, the railroad first built this line in 1887, making me question further. Also curious, the railroad made a number of improvements between KC and Chicago during the 1895 year.

I have found a couple sources of records at the KSHS. I do not know if they will yield any additional information, but I will sure look.

Carroll County Road 314 Bridge
Posted September 1, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

....and a rating of over 55. What a waste. On a side note, Iíve tried to find the history of this bridge. The only Edge Moor structure on the Santa Fe that could be a match was in Oklahoma. Unfortunately, I do not have the documents to be able to confirm or deny this.

Carroll County Road 314 Bridge
Posted August 31, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Looking at the last inspection report and the 25 ADT count, and all I can say is what a ridiculous waste of money! And the loss of a beautiful truss!!

Carroll County Road 314 Bridge
Posted August 31, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Very sad, this was definitely an interesting bridge with some history to it.

Carroll County Road 314 Bridge
Posted August 31, 2020, by Jayla Allen (Jayla29 [at] ymail [dot] com)

Bridge was removed August 30, 2020 to make way for a replacement bridge.

Carroll County Road 314 Bridge
Posted October 17, 2016, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

It may be a case where double tracking led to it being moved from just to the SW over Big creek.

Carroll County Road 314 Bridge
Posted June 9, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Yes. Another clue is the "crash bar" which is the diagonal member halfway up the end post.

I am attaching the Historic Bridge Inventory sheet which has some basic info.

Attachment #1 (application/pdf; 62,948 bytes)

Carroll County Road 314 Bridge
Posted June 9, 2015, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge looks like it may have originally carried a railroad, now carrying a road. Narrowness and the portal bracing seem to hint at this.