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Price & Colburn Bridge


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Photo taken by David Smothers October 7, 2008


BH Photo #125660



Pony truss bridge over South Grand River on Rodier Road in Freeman
Cass County, Missouri
Intact but closed to all traffic
Built 1910 by contractor George Bird
- George Bird of Harrisonville, Missouri (Contractor)
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 142.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Also called
Rodier Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.62134, -94.50168   (decimal degrees)
38°37'17" N, 94°30'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/369273/4275826 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 44 N., R. 32 W., Sec. 7
Inventory numbers
MO 019-300000.6 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 21297 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21192 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2007)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 19.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)

Update Log 

  • January 8, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • June 22, 2016: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Changed bridge name to 'Price & Colburn' based on review of MO Bridge Inventory data dated 27 Aug 1992, Bridge 300000.6; added alternative names.
  • January 3, 2016: New photos from K. Allen Ballard
  • November 11, 2015: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Add photo; mics categories.
  • August 29, 2011: New photos from Ruth Reynolds
  • October 8, 2008: New photo from David Smothers


  • David Smothers - davidsupreme [at] embarqmail [dot] com
  • Missouri Historic Bridge Inventory
  • Ruth Reynolds - ruthmusic [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • K. Allen Ballard - speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nick Schmiedeler


Rodier Road Bridge
Posted November 11, 2015, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge is intact, but closed; visited here 10-24-15; my wife/my 35th anniversary. Great location to shoot, especially great light & foliage colors this particular day. Easy to get to from Freeman, MO at the east end of 5th Street. The other way from north end of Rodier Rd is possible too but long and not maintained......