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Green Valley Road Bridge


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Photo taken April 2005 by James Baughn

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Through truss bridge over Hinkson Creek on Green Valley Road in Columbia
Columbia, Boone County, Missouri
Open to pedestrians on a pedestrian path
Built 1906 over the Lamine River in Cooper County by the Kansas City Bridge Co., Relocated here in 1938, Bypassed 1961
- Everett Stone (Relocation contractor)
- Kansas City Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri (Original construction)
Pin-connected, 9-panel Parker through truss with concrete deck
Length of largest span: 170.9 ft.
Total length: 174.8 ft.
Deck width: 13.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.94768, -92.30662   (decimal degrees)
38°56'52" N, 92°18'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/560085/4311199 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 48 N., R. 12 W., Sec. 18
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
MO 010-093000.7 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 15411 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 20902 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 23 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • June 29, 2021: New photos from James McCray
  • February 23, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • July 28, 2012: New photos from James McCray
  • August 9, 2011: Updated by James McCray: updated bridge status to reflect its status of being a pedestrian bridge
  • May 1, 2008: Updated by David B. Haun: Updated categories
  • April 25, 2005: Posted new photos



Green Valley Road Bridge
Posted August 9, 2011, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Good news: this bridge is now preserved as a pedestrian bridge!

Green Valley Road Bridge
Posted April 1, 2006, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The bridge is the the first iron bridge I have ever walked across. I can remember when I was about seven when my parents and my great-grandparents took me down to this bridge and then my dad picked me up and stood me on the railing. It was quite scary. To this day it is a favorite hobby of mine to walk across bridges, especially antique ones. I have walked across the Brooklyn Bridge in NYC, walked across the famous drawbridges across the Chicago River in Chicago, walked across Chain of Rocks 66 Bridge in St. Louis, the Seven Mile Bridge in Key West, Fl, some covered bridges in Alabama and South Carolina, the 2nd Street Bridge in Louisville, Ky, and numerous other old bridges. The Green Valley Bridge in Columbia, Mo is my favorite though because it reminds me of when I would visit my grandparents every summer in Columbia, MO.