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Daugherty Road Bridge

Daugherty Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 2, 2016

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Daugherty Road Over West Fork Crooked River
Location
Rural: Ray County, Missouri: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1925 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
78 Feet (24 Meters)
Structure Length
78 Feet (24 Meters)
Roadway Width
13.8 Feet (4.21 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
19900

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This bridge is an unusual design in that it displays a Camelback truss design in a pony truss format, and using only lightweight paired angles to compose chords and members. The design can be found in a small number of bridges in both the states of Kansas and Missouri. The cross-border appearance of this design in two neighboring states, plus the fact that it hasn't been seen in other parts of the country, suggests its design is the work of a bridge company rather than a state-standard bridge plan. If the 1925 construction date is accurate, a bridge company designed bridge would have been less common in the era of state-focused bridge design.

This bridge has a number of welded plates added, making this one of the more altered examples of this unusual truss form in Missouri and Kansas.

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