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MO-168 Bridge

   


MO-168 Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 3, 2009
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
MO-168 Over North River
Location
Rural: Marion County, Missouri
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1932 By Builder/Contractor: Vincennes Bridge Company of Vincennes, Indiana

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
133.2 Feet (40.6 Meters)
Structure Length
530 Feet (161.5 Meters)
Roadway Width
22 Feet (6.7 Meters)
Spans
4 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
5653

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This Bridge No Longer Exists!

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This historic bridge was demolished by Missouri Department of Transportation April 2012.

This bridge is a noteworthy example of a state standard truss bridge, since it has a multi-span configuration of four spans resulting in a relatively large structure length. The bridge has a listed sufficiency of  zero. The bridge is in need of repair but is not so far gone that a rehabilitation is not feasible. Missouri tends to list sufficiency ratings for its state standard truss bridges as very low compared to other states with truss bridges in comparable condition. More than just structural integrity goes into the sufficiency rating calculation, and it is possible that MoDOT under-rates one or more of the factors that determine sufficiency compared to other states. The problem  with this is that it is likely resulting in the demolition of truss bridges which could be rehabilitated for continued safe and functional vehicular use, historic value, and possibly a financial savings as well.

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