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Schoolfield Road Bridge


The road has become a path

Bridge at the bottom

Photo taken by Clark Vance in November 2013


BH Photo #269488



Lost pony truss bridge over Williams Creek on Schoolfield Road
Clay County, Missouri
Replaced by a new bridge
Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 90.8 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.35779, -94.28338   (decimal degrees)
39°21'28" N, 94°17'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/389429/4357267 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 53 N., R. 30 W., Sec. 33
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
MO 024-101000.7 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 15827 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21303 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2011)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 20.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


4-panel truss (268)
Clay County, Missouri (106)
Lost (23,133)
Missouri (6,194)
One-lane traffic (7,548)
Owned by county (20,253)
Pony truss (15,854)
Pratt pony truss (3,534)
Pratt truss (8,948)
Replaced by new bridge (15,420)
Riveted (2,133)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,784)
Structurally deficient (15,332)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,433)
Truss (31,773)

Update Log 

  • July 27, 2014: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge has been replaced
  • November 3, 2013: New photos from Clark Vance


  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com


Schoolfield Road Bridge
Posted August 2, 2014, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

I'm not at all sure that the flood took the bridge out. It was more of an attempt to replace it but it took a few years to get the funding and the contractor. My two cents can be found here: http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/2014/08/02/mystery-bri...

Schoolfield Road Bridge
Posted July 27, 2014, by Don Morrison

Interesting that this bridge appears in Google Earth to have been intact in 2009, damaged in 2010, looking totally derelict without a deck in 2013, and now replaced in 2014.

A flood must've taken it out.

Must not have been too important to have been ignored for 4 years.