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Hunt Road Bridge, Jackson County, Hunt Road
Road: Hunt Road
Feature Crossed: Branch of the Sni A Bar Creek
Other Location Information: 4.5 miles south of Oak Grove, MO
Owner: Jackson County
Type: Single Span Steel Pratt half-hip pony truss
Length: approx. 20 ft.
Width: 19 ft.
Year Built: 1905
Builder: Unknown, Architect
Current Load Rating: Unknown
History of Modifications, Rehabilitations, etc.: Concrete deck added.
For further information, interested parties may contact:
Name: Earl Newill
Organization Jackson County Public Works
Address: 303 West Walnut, Independence Mo, 64050
Phone: 816 401-6401
The bridge is a single span steel Pratt half-hip pony truss approximately 20 long, and 19 ft wide, with a concrete deck and massive stone abutments. The Bridge is under contract to be removed and stored at the County Maintenance Yard called the “Quarry” location. The bridge is locally significant as it is an intact example of a structural type that was once common, particularly for short spans.
Jackson County is now taking proposals for the relocation and reuse of the structure until, June 30, 2019. Any proposal must meet the State Historic Preservation Office guidelines and be approved by both Jackson County and the SHPO.