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Ramsey Creek Bridge

 

Mo. 79 Bridge- Ramsey Creek Bridge

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Bridge Location  
County: Pike
Road: Route 79
Feature Crossed: Ramsey Creek
Other Location Information: approximately 6.25 miles south of Clarksville
Structure Number or County Bridge Number: Bridge No. K0322
 
Bridge Information
Owner: Missouri Department of Transportation
Type: Steel plate through girder with steel girder approach spans
Length: 190’ total length, 100’ main span
Width: 22' curb-to-curb
Year Built: 1936
Builder: Martin Wunderlich & Condon, Cunningham & Lemmon
Current Load Rating: Trucks over 19 tons 15 MPH on bridge  
History of Modifications, Rehabilitations, etc.: None
Other Comments: 35% skew
 
For further information, interested parties
may contact:
Name: Karen Daniels, Sr. Historic Preservation Specialist
Organization Missouri Department of Transportation 
Address: MoDOT Design Division, Historic Preservation Section, P.O. Box 270, Jefferson City, MO 65101
E-Mail: Karen.daniels@modot.mo.gov
Phone: 573-526-7346

Narrative Description:

The Ramsey Creek Bridge is a 100’ long, 1936, steel through plate girder with two steel girder approach spans, a 42’ long on the north end and 46’ long on the south end. It has concrete abutments and wingwalls, and concrete piers. The bridge has a 35% skew. The deck is asphalt over concrete, 22’ wide curb-to-curb; the bridge has channel rails on the approach spans.

 

The bridge was constructed by Martin Wunderlich of Jefferson City and the firm of Condon, Cunningham of Lemmon as part of Federal Aid Project 487 E, which included 3.787 miles of grading and excavating as well as the bridge. The contracts were awarded by the Missouri State Highway Commission on July 24, 1936, the low bid was $86,999.59 for the project; of that the bridge costs were $26,168.00. The same day two other sections of Route 79 in Pike County and one in Lincoln County were also awarded. The bridge

 

The bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places under criteria A and C for local significance in transportation, recreation and engineering.

 

MoDOT’s Historic Preservation Section is now accepting proposals for the relocation and reuse of the bridge or its components until December 31, 2016. A proposal checklist is available MoDOT’s Free Bridges website (http://www.modot.org/freebridges/). Preservation covenants may accompany the bridge.

 

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