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Cape Creek MO 72 Bridge

Photos 

Side view

Photo taken by James Baughn

BH Photo #199813

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Cape Creek on MO 72
Location
Madison County, Missouri
Status
Closed to public traffic, but used as a private driveway
History
Built 1923; rehabilitated 1975; bypassed 2007
Design
Riveted, 7-panel Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.1 ft.
Total length: 84.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.52721, -90.16923   (decimal degrees)
37°31'38" N, 90°10'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/750147/4157126 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Higdon
Land survey
T. 33 N., R. 8 E., Sec. 21
Inventory numbers
MoDOT G-486R (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 43668 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1923 (640)
Built during 1920s (10,285)
Closed (2,762)
Functionally obsolete (5,793)
MO 72 (12)
Madison County, Missouri (44)
Missouri (6,564)
Owned privately (1,949)
Pony truss (17,095)
Pratt pony truss (3,989)
Pratt truss (10,417)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,681)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,867)
Truss (36,056)

Update Log 

  • September 1, 2011: New photos from Ben Tate
  • May 23, 2011: New photos from James Baughn
  • November 27, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com