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Hendrickson Bridge



Photo taken Feb. 2005 by James Baughn

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Abandoned two-span through truss bridge over Black River near Hendrickson
Butler County, Missouri
Abandoned and overgrown with kudzu, but reachable on foot
Built 1933-34 as part of a realignment of US 67. Closed in 1965 when a section collapsed after being hit by a truck; was reopened in 29 days. Replacement bridge built 1976.
- Service Construction Co. of Poplar Bluff, Missouri (Contractor)
North span: Riveted, skewed, 9-panel Parker through truss, length 162 feet
Main span: Riveted, skewed, 11-panel Parker through truss, length 202 feet
Original south span: Riveted, skewed, 9-panel Parker through truss, length 162 feet, destroyed in 1965
Current south approach: Four steel stringer spans, total length 162 feet, built 1965
Length of largest span: 202.0 ft.
Total length: 525.8 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.90476, -90.47921   (decimal degrees)
36°54'17" N, 90°28'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/724590/4087275 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 26 N., R. 5 E., Sec. 13
Inventory number
BH 20956 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 30, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • April 11, 2011: New photo from Joe Stokely
  • March 1, 2005: Posted new photos



Hendrickson Bridge
Posted January 30, 2017, by Kim (Kimelfahmawi [at] gmail [dot] com)

Have a lot of memories of this bridge. my grandparents lived on the south side of the bridge. A lot of fishing and berry picking! Seems like an eternity! Always in my heart. It is still beautiful as ever.

Hendrickson Bridge
Posted April 12, 2011, by Sheldon Wiens (sheldon_wiens77 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Probably because there is more traffic on the US 67 bridge. This bridge I guess was never paid any attention too. Instead they need to cross the river by using the US 67 bridge which is much faster.

Hendrickson Bridge
Posted January 10, 2009, by Derek Gossage (ihavetasted grapes [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Seems to still be in fair condition, why did they close it?

Hendrickson Bridge
Posted December 9, 2008, by darrell (dlittrell [at] mycitycable [dot] com)

i heard ppl get arrested for being on this bridge althought their arent any signs telling u to stay off of it lots of brush and bees and such to get to it, but if u make it, its pretty cool, a 4 wheeler would be good