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3rd Street Bridge

3rd Street Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 2, 2016

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
3rd Street Over Fishing River
Location
Mosby: Clay County, Missouri: United States
Structure Type
Metal 6 Panel Rivet-Connected Parker Pony Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1969
Main Span Length
90 Feet (27.43 Meters)
Structure Length
120 Feet (36.58 Meters)
Roadway Width
20 Feet (6.1 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 1 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
21166

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This bridge, along with the similar Red Bridge is noted for its almost unheard-of use of a truly curved upper chord in the truss design. It is not a polygonal upper chord. The use of a curved upper chord is vastly more common in Europe, but in the United States, this is one of the most unusual details to be found in a metal truss bridge. It not only makes the bridge look unique, it makes it look graceful and beautiful. Considering this unique design, the fact that this bridge is located in Clay County and has a plaque with a 1969 date on it, decades after the Red Bridge was built, is a bit surprising. However, there is a reason for this, as historical news articles reveal. The plaque is actually referring to a relocation of this bridge to this location. Clay County acquired from Jackson County from its original location over Indian Creek at 103rd and State Line. This helps explain why this bridge shares unusual features with Jackson County's Red Bridge. Like the Red Bridge, this bridge probably dates to the 1930s.

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