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Hillers Creek Old US 54 Bridge



Photo taken by James Baughn

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Lost through truss bridge over Hillers Creek on Old US 54 south of Fulton
Callaway County, Missouri
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1922
- Pope Construction Co. of Jefferson City, Missouri
Riveted, 5-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 101.0 ft.
Total length: 103.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.74663, -92.04842   (decimal degrees)
38°44'48" N, 92°02'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/582692/4289090 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Bloomfield
Land survey
T. 46 N., R. 10 W., Sec. 21
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
MoDOT G-370 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 24636 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21042 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2013)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 38.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • March 19, 2021: New photo from Joe Sonderman
  • November 14, 2014: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge is doomed, but available for adaptive reuse
  • April 21, 2005: Posted new photos



Hillers Creek Old US 54 Bridge - update
Posted July 10, 2015, by Shaun Speers (speersfms [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Unfortunately nobody made a bid to relocate the Hillers Creek bridge, so it was torn down as part of new construction. The old bridge plaque was saved and donated to the Callaway County Historical Society. New bridge construction is underway and is expted to be completed early this fall.

Full article from the Fulton Sun:


Hillers Creek Old US 54 Bridge replacement
Posted November 14, 2014, by Shaun Speers (Speersfms [at] hotmail [dot] con)

According to a article today in the Fulton Sun, this bridge is due to be replaced next spring. So it is up for grabs. Let's hope they find somone.