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Clear Creek 188th Street Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Clear Creek on 188th Street
Location
Clay County, Missouri
Status
No longer exists
History
Built ca. 1950; replaced 2000
Design
Riveted Parker pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 102.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.43473, -94.40008   (decimal degrees)
39°26'05" N, 94°24'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/379507/4365956 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Arley
Land survey
T. 53 N., R. 31 W., Sec. 5
Inventory numbers
MO 024-046000.4 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 13732 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21287 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built during 1950s (3,715)
Clay County, Missouri (106)
Lost (23,119)
Lost 2000 (387)
Lost during 2000s (4,079)
Missouri (6,194)
Parker pony truss (371)
Parker truss (1,633)
Pony truss (15,854)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,288)
Total length 100-125 feet (5,049)
Truss (31,770)

Comments 

Clear Creek 188th Street Bridge
Posted August 16, 2007, by C. Whited (hooleelia [at] kc [dot] rr [dot] com)

The 1950's bridge was structurally damaged by a big tree floating down the river during a flash flood. It took a while to tear down the old bridge and put up a new one and daredevils would often continue to cross the span. In a few years they will likely have to reroute the road a little bit because part of the west bank is only a couple yards from the blacktop.