Rating:
6 votes

I-70 Rocheport Bridge

Photos 

Side view

Photo taken by James Baughn

BH Photo #103917

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Continuous through truss bridge over Missouri River and Katy trail on I-70 west of Columbia and south of Rocheport
Location
Boone County, Missouri, and Cooper County, Missouri
Status
Open to four lanes of traffic
History
Built 1960; rehabilitated 1993
Design
Continuous two-span subdivided Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 550.9 ft.
Total length: 3,018.2 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Deck width: 60.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.96009, -92.54455   (decimal degrees)
38°57'36" N, 92°32'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/539460/4312446 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rocheport
Land survey
T. 48 N., R. 14 W., Sec. 18
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
36,931
Inventory numbers
MoDOT L-09622 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 6689 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 20914 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 54.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 22, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added category "Doomed"
  • February 11, 2017: New photos from Daniel Barnes
  • February 20, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • September 24, 2013: New photos from James Baughn
  • May 30, 2013: New photo from M. D. Caillet
  • April 28, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson
  • August 3, 2005: Posted additional photos

Sources 

  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Daniel Barnes

Comments 

I-70 Rocheport Bridge
Posted July 23, 2019, by Chris Jones (milkmanchris [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I see this as an opportunity to enhance the popular Katy Trail State Park (which runs beneath the bridge) and boosting the local economy of Rocheport. By re-purposing the current I-70 bridge for pedestrian use, cyclists and bridge enthusiasts will be able to access both the trail on the East bank and the Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge directly across the river to the West. All while getting to enjoy a breathtaking view of the Missouri River, majestic bluffs and wide valley from the bridge.

After taking it all in they can drop some cash into the local economy by picking up a bottle of Les Bourgeois wine or staying the night at a Rocheport B&B.

If you agree, contact representative Vicky Hartzler https://hartzler.house.gov/ and senator Josh Hawley https://www.hawley.senate.gov/ to show your support.

I-70 Rocheport Bridge
Posted July 22, 2019, by Chris Jones (milkmanchris [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Let the initiative to re-purpose the Rocheport bridge begin. https://www.abc17news.com/news/state-gets-81-million-to-repl...

I-70 Rocheport Bridge
Posted March 29, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yeah, We're talking about Missouri here... So likely option #1

I-70 Rocheport Bridge
Posted March 29, 2019, by Bryon

Bridge could be doomed but might be rehabbed..

https://www.columbiatribune.com/news/20190315/preview-of-i-7...

I-70 Rocheport Bridge
Posted April 23, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

An expansion joint on this bridge recently received emergency repairs:

https://youtu.be/QnnB7AJam38

I-70 Rocheport Bridge
Posted July 16, 2014, by Tim (tcw94 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is one of my favorite bridges in the state (sentimental reasons). Excellent photos.

Rocheport I-70 Bridge
Posted April 28, 2008, by David B. Haun (dbhaun [at] gmail [dot] com)

Please correct

Overview

Cantilevered through truss bridge over Missouri River and Katy Trail on I-70 west of Columbia and south of Rocheport

Please add

Category

Katy Trail

Thank you,

David B. Haun