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Patterson Bridge

Patterson Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 3, 2009

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
CR-255 (CR-564) Over Crooked Creek
Location
Rural: Monroe County, Missouri: United States
Structure Type
Metal 5 Panel Pin-Connected Pratt Full-Slope Pony Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1913 By Builder/Contractor: Decatur Bridge Company of Decatur, Illinois

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
70 Feet (21.34 Meters)
Structure Length
97 Feet (29.57 Meters)
Roadway Width
10.8 Feet (3.29 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
24848

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Bridge Documentation

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This bridge is an attractive example of a traditionally composed pony truss with five panels. The main span of the bridge is seated on caissons, which are also sometimes called lally columns. A single steel stringer approach span is present on each end of the bridge. The abutments are concrete.

Information and Findings From Missouri's Historic Bridge Inventory

Bridge Features

Other features: upper chord and inclined end post: 2 channels with cover plate and lacing; lower chord: 2 punched rectangular eyebars; vertical: 4 angles with lacing; outrigger: 2 angles; diagonal: 2 punched rectangular eyebars; counter: square eyebar with turnbuckle; lateral bracing: round rod with threaded ends; floor beam: I-beam, field-bolted to vertical; guardrail: steel angle

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No

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