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Pleasant Hill Bridge


Oblique view

Photo taken by David Smothers


BH Photo #125392


Street View 


Through truss bridge over Big Creek and inactive Rock Island railroad on MO 7
Cass County, Missouri
Bridge rehabilitation completed, opened to traffic
Future prospects
Bridge rehabilitation completed August 2015.
Built 1948; rehabilitated 1984, 2005, 2015
- Perry McGlone Construction Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
Riveted, 10-panel polygonal Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 131.2 ft.
Total length: 480.8 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.2 ft.
Also called
Rt.7 & Big Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.77054, -94.27112   (decimal degrees)
38°46'14" N, 94°16'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/389575/4292080 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pleasant Hill
Land survey
T. 46 N., R. 30 W., Sec. 29
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
MoDOT L-23R (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 6041 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21185 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 28.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 3, 2015: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: Updated info/status
  • June 17, 2015: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: Updating Status
  • December 2, 2013: New photos from Clark Vance
  • August 1, 2012: Updated by Max Johnson: Added to Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad catagory
  • June 24, 2011: New photos from David Backlin
  • October 3, 2008: Updated by David Smothers



Pleasant Hill Bridge
Posted August 16, 2014, by James Baughn (webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com)

This aerial photo from 1958 shows the bridge and the previous road alignment.

Pleasant Hill Bridge
Posted December 2, 2011, by David Smothers (davidsupreme [at] embarqmail [dot] com)

Here's another confusing thing for me. All three, Substructure, Superstructure, and Deck are rated 7 out of 9, but yet it still get a structurslly deficient total rating of 34 out of 100?