Cape Girardeau County

Allen Creek Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Steel stringer bridge over Allen Creek on Route U
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1948; replaced 2011
Allenville Bridge   [Map]
Lost through truss bridge over the Diversion Channel just south of Allenville on CR 238, just off Route N
Collapsed
Built 1918 using a relocated span; destroyed by an overweight tractor April 14, 1977; eventually replaced by a concrete bridge in 1980
Allenville Covered Bridge 25-16-02x   [Map]
Lost covered bridge over Old Channel Whitewater River near Allenville
Destroyed by a severe thunderstorm
Built soon after the Civil War to replace an earlier structure. Destroyed by a severe thunderstorm during the morning of Nov. 2, 1945.
Apple Creek CR 407 Bridge   [Map]
Lost through truss bridge over Apple Creek on CR 407 between Biehle and Friedheim
Replaced by a deck-girder bridge; portion of foundation on south bank still visible
Built ca. 1905; replaced 1982
Beam Branch Bridge   [Map]
Steel stringer bridge over Beam Branch on Route A
Open to traffic
Built 1933
Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Cable-stayed bridge over the Mississippi River connecting MO 34 and IL 146 at Cape Girardeau
Open to four-lane traffic
Opened to traffic Dec. 13, 2003, replacing the old Cape Girardeau Bridge
Blomeyer Bridge   [Map]
Lost through truss bridge over the Diversion Channel between Blomeyer and Dutchtown on MO 25
Replaced by earthquake-resistant concrete span; no visible trace of old bridge remains
Built 1932; replaced 1991-92 for a cost of $3.6 million
Blue Shawnee Creek CR 522 Bridge   [Map]
Lost pony truss bridge on CR 522 over Blue Shawnee Creek northeast of Pocahontas
Replaced by new bridge
Built ca. 1940; replaced 2000
BNSF - Apple Creek Bridge   [Map]
Deck plate girder bridge over Apple Creek on the BNSF Railway
Open to railroad traffic
BNSF - Cape Rock Culvert   [Map]
Stone culvert bridge over Unnamed creek on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic
Brookside Bridge   [Map]
Pony truss bridge formerly over a branch of Horrell Creek on CR 439 near the end of Route FF west of Fruitland
Relocated and awaiting reconstruction
Built ca. 1930; replaced and relocated 2006
Buckeye Creek US 61 Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Lost pony truss bridge over Buckeye Creek on US 61
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1922; replaced April 2010
Burfordville Covered Bridge 25-16-01   [Map]
Covered bridge over Whitewater River at Bollinger Mill Historic Site in Burfordville
Open to pedestrians only, except during special events
Construction started 1858 by Joseph Lansman, but not completed until ca. 1867
Burfordville Wooden Bridge   [Map]
Lost wooden deck bridge just south of the parking area at Bollinger Mill State Historic Site in Burfordville
Replaced by a concrete bridge in 2005
Built ca. 1910; replaced 2005
Byrd Creek Bridge   [Map]
Steel stringer bridge over Byrd Creek on MO 34
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1932; replaced 2011
Byrd Creek CR 361 Bridge   [Map]
Lost bridge over Byrd Creek on CR 361 between Burfordville and Tilsit
Replaced by a concrete span
Built ca. 1910, replaced 1988
Byrd Creek CR 459 Bridge   [Map]
Lost truss bridge over Byrd Creek on CR 459 southwest of Oak Ridge
Replaced by a concrete span; concrete abutments still visible
Closed on Aug. 5, 1989, after suffering extensive damage in a car crash; replaced in 1990
Byrd Creek CR 468 Bridge   [Map]
Lost bridge over Byrd Creek on CR 468 east of Millersville
Replaced by a concrete span in 1976; stone masonry pier still visible on east bank of creek
Byrd Creek MO 72 Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Lost through truss bridge over Byrd Creek on MO 72 northwest of the junction with MO 34
No longer exists
Built 1923; replaced Fall 2009
Byrd Creek Route D Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Pony truss bridge over Byrd Creek on Route D northwest of Jackson
Open to two-lane traffic
Built 1954
Cane Creek CR 343 Bridge   [Map]
Lost bridge over Cane Creek on CR 343 northwest of Tilsit
Replaced by a deck girder span
Built ca. 1910, replaced 1986
Caney Fork Bridge   [Map]
Lost steel stringer bridge with wooden deck over Caney Fork on CR 422
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1968
Cape County Road 233 Bridge   [Map]
Lost pony truss bridge over a branch of the Diversion Channel on CR 233 at Allenville
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1925; replaced 2004
Cape County Road 274 Bridge   [Map]
Two-span stringer bridge with wooden deck over a drainage ditch on CR 274 at the Cape-Stoddard county line
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1978
Cape County Road 279 Bridge   [Map]
Lost pony truss bridge on CR 279 straddling the Bollinger-Cape Girardeau County line over Ditch No. 8
Replaced with a concrete bridge
Built ca. 1925 by Miller & Borcherding Bridge Builders of St. Louis
Cape County Road 522 Bridge   [Map]
Lost wooden deck bridge over a branch of Shawnee Creek on CR 522, northeast of Pocahontas
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1966
Cape County Road 544 Bridge   [Map]
Small wooden deck bridge on CR 544 over a minor branch of Indian Creek
Open to one-lane traffic on a paved road
Cape Girardeau Bridge   [Map]
Lost continuous through truss bridge over the Mississippi River on MO 34/IL 146 at Cape Girardeau
Replaced by Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge
Built 1928, closed to all traffic on December 13, 2003, main spans demolished on September 9, 2004
Cape Girardeau County Road 411 Bridge   [Map]
Lost Warren pony truss bridge over Branch of Hughes Creek on CR 411
Replaced by new bridge
Built ca. 1925; replaced 1988
Conrads Mill Bridge   [Map]
Slab bridge over Whitewater River on CR 477
Open to traffic
Built 1949
Crooked Creek CR 255 Bridge   [Map]
Lost bridge over Crooked Creek on County Road 255 west of Whitewater
Replaced by a concrete span in 1974; site of old bridge can still be made out
Crooked Creek CR 387 Bridge   [Map]
Lost bridge over Crooked Creek on CR 387 near Route RA, southwest of Crump
Replaced by a concrete span in 1981
Delta Railroad Bridge   [Map]
Lost bridge over Old Whitewater River west of Delta next to MO 25, behind the MoDOT maintenance yard
Razed when railroad line abandoned; stone piers still remain
Dennis Scivally Bridge   [Map]
Replica stone arch footbridge over a tributary of Walker Branch within Dennis Scivally Park at Cape Girardeau
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1941 by Dennis M. Scivally
Ditch No. 8 Bridge   [Map]
Small wooden plank bridge over Ditch No. 8 on CR 260 near the Bollinger County line
Open to one-lane traffic with an 11 ton weight limit
Built 1966
Diversion Channel CR 253 Bridge   [Map]
Lost through truss bridge over the Diversion Channel southwest of Whitewater on County Road 253
Replaced by a concrete span in 1993
Built 1938; replaced 1993
Diversion Channel I-55 Bridge   [Map]
Deck plate girder bridge over Diversion Channel on Southbound I-55
Open to traffic
Built 1949; rehabilitated 1989
Diversion Channel Old US 61 Bridge   [Map]
Lost three-span through truss bridge over the Diversion Channel between Cape Girardeau and Scott City on Old US 61, just east of the I-55 bridge
Bridge removed and never replaced
Built 1924-25, replacing a series of temporary bridges across the Diversion Channel on Rock Levee Road, located to the east.
Good Hope Street Overpass   [Map]
Lost concrete arch bridge over Missouri Pacific Railroad on Good Hope Street
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1904-05 to cross the Cape Girardeau Northern Railroad (later Missouri Pacific); removed 1996
Gravel Hill Bridge   [Map]
Steel stringer bridge over Dillard Creek on MO 34
Open to traffic
Built 1932
Hughes Creek CR 510 Bridge   [Map]
Lost bridge over Hughes Creek on CR 510
Replaced by a concrete bridge
Replaced 1974
Hughes Creek US 61 Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Pony truss bridge over Hughes Creek on US 61 south of Old Appleton
Open to two-lane traffic on a paved road
Built 1922; relocated slightly to new alignment in 1936
Independence Street Bridge   [Map]
Lost Warren pony truss bridge over Cape La Croix Creek on Independence Street
Replaced by new bridge
Replaced 1986
Indian Creek Bridge   [Map]
Lost through truss bridge over Indian Creek just west of the current MO 177 bridge and beyond the end of CR 610
Replaced by a new span in 1961 when MO 177 was constructed to provide access to Trail of Tears Park
James Baughn Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Concrete stringer bridge over Local Drain on Sapphire Lane
Open to traffic
Kurreville Bridge   [Map]
Low-water bridge on Old Route BB over Caney Fork just northwest of Kurreville
Open to traffic on a private lane
Made obsolete by new bridge on Route BB in 1965
Leemon Bridge   [Map]
Lost bridge over Indian Creek on CR 607 at Leemon
Replaced by a concrete span in 1968; pair of tubular piers still visible on north bank next to current bridge on east side
Little Flora Creek Bridge   [Map]
Pony truss bridge over Little Flora Creek on CR 635 southwest of Egypt Mills
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1925
Little Whitewater CR 350 Bridge   [Map]
Lost bridge over Little Whitewater River on CR 350 southwest of Millersville
Replaced by a concrete span in 1975
Little Whitewater CR 351 Bridge   [Map]
Lost pony truss bridge over Little Whitewater Creek on CR 351 between Millersville and Burfordville
Replaced by a concrete span
Built ca. 1915; replaced 1999
Lukefahr Bridge   [Map]
Lost bridge over Whitewater River on CR 472 near the Bollinger County line northwest of Kurreville
No longer exists
Built ca. 1904; replaced 1981
Millersville Bridge   [Map]
Lost two-span through truss bridge over Whitewater River on MO 72 at Millersville
No longer exists
Built 1923; rehabilitated 1975; replaced Fall 2009
MoPac - Castor River Diversion Channel Bridge   [Map]
Through truss railroad bridge over the Diversion Channel between Allenville and Delta on the Belmont Branch, Iron Mountain Railroad
No longer in use
Built 1918 by the Bethlehem Steel Bridge Corp.
Morgan Oak Street Overpass   [Map]
Lost concrete arch bridge on Morgan Oak Street over a ditch formerly occupied by the Missouri Pacific Railroad
Demolished to make room for a roundabout
Built ca. 1904-05 to cross the Cape Girardeau Northern Railroad (later Missouri Pacific); rails removed 1986; demolished Sept. 13, 2010
Nash Railroad Bridge   [Map]
Two-span through truss bridge over the Diversion Channel on the BNSF Railway southwest of Cape Girardeau
Open to traffic on the active BNSF St. Louis-Memphis railroad line
Built ca. 1928, replacing an earlier through truss bridge that had collapsed
Nut Junction Bridge   [Map]
Pony plate girder bridge over the Castor River Diversion Channel on Route N just east of the intersection with Route U and Route T
Open to two-lane traffic with no posted weight limit
Built 1938
Old Appleton Bridge   [Map]
Wrought-iron through truss bridge over Apple Creek on Main Street in Old Appleton
Open to pedestrians and bicyclists only
Built 1879 by H.W. Sebastian & Co. of St. Louis; washed away by flash flood on December 3, 1982; reconstructed 2005
Old Appleton US 61 Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Pony truss bridge over Apple Creek on US 61 at Old Appleton
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1931; Replaced 2011
Old Cape Road Bridge   [Map]
Concrete culvert bridge over Branch of Williams Creek on Old Cape Road Circle (CR 304)
Open to traffic
Old US 61 Viaduct   [Map]
Concrete tee beam bridge over BNSF Railway on Old US 61
Open to traffic
Built 1928
Old US61 Ramsey Branch Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Pony truss bridge over Ramsey Branch on Old US 61 (S. Kingshighway) in Cape Girardeau
Open to traffic on a dead-end paved road
Built 1928
Old Whitewater Bridge   [Map]
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Whitewater River just west of Whitewater
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1880 by H.W. Sebastian & Co.; replaced by current Whitewater Bridge in 1954
Old Whitewater-Dutchtown Road Bridge   [Map]
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over an unnamed creek on the old road between Whitewater and Dutchtown
Intact but closed to all traffic
Bypassed by Route A
Oriole Bridge   [Map]
Lost stringer bridge with steel and wood piers over Little Indian Creek on Route V at Oriole
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1953; replaced 2011
Poor Creek Bridge   [Map]
Lost bridge over Poor Creek on Old US 61
Replaced by a new bridge
Bypassed by a new bridge in 1936
Ramsey Branch MO 74 Bridge   [Map]
Lost pony truss bridge over Ramsey Branch on MO 74 right across from the still-standing Ramsey Branch Old US 61 Bridge in Cape Girardeau
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1930; replaced by a concrete bridge in 2000
Ramsey Creek Bridge   [Map]
Steel stringer bridge over Ramsey Creek on US 61
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1961; Replaced 2011
Sandy Creek CR 404 Bridge   [Map]
Small plank bridge on CR 404 over Sandy Creek east of Friedheim
Open to one-lane traffic on a gravel road
Built 1918; rehabilitated in 1981
Sandy Creek Route KK Bridge   [Map]
Lost bridge over Sandy Creek on Route KK, east of Friedheim
No longer exists, but stone abutments still visible
Replaced by a culvert in 1955
SE - Castor River Diversion Channel Bridge   [Map]
Through truss bridge over the Diversion Channel on the SEMO Port Railroad south of Cape Girardeau
Open to railroad traffic
Built ca. 1930
Sloan Creek Railroad Bridge   [Map]
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Sloan Creek on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic
Built 1960, replacing an earlier bridge
South Sprigg Street Bridge   [Map]
Lost Concrete tee beam bridge over Cape La Croix Creek on South Sprigg Street
Replaced by new bridge
Built ca. 1920; replaced 1999
Tollhouse Bridge
Lost concrete arch bridge over Cape La Croix Creek on Rock Levee Road (now South Sprigg Street) in Cape Girardeau
No longer exists
This bridge was part of a macadam toll road between Cape Girardeau and Scott County
West Main Street Bridge   [Map]
Concrete slab bridge over Hubble Creek on West Main Street in Jackson
Open to traffic
Built 1930
Whitewater Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Pony truss bridge over Whitewater River on Route A, just west of Whitewater
Open to traffic
Built 1954, replacing an older bridge built ca. 1880 located a short distance to the north
Whitewater River MO 34 Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Pony truss bridge over Whitewater River east of Burfordville
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1932; replaced 2011
Williams Creek Bridge   [Map]
Concrete tee beam bridge over Williams Creek on MO 25
Open to traffic
Built 1929; rehabilitated 1974
Wilson Road Bridge   [Map]
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Cape La Croix Creek on Wilson Road
Removed
Built ca. 1930; removed 1988