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Fishing River US 69 Bridge


View of Bridge

Photo taken by Rick Mattioni in July 2009


BH Photo #142718

Street View 


Skewed three-span Warren pony truss bridge over Fishing River on NB US 69 in Mosby
Mosby, Clay County, Missouri
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1933; rehabilitated 1990; replaced 2016
- Davis Construction Co. of Boonville, Missouri (Contractor)
Three riveted, 10-panel skewed Warren pony trusses
Length of largest span: 103.3 ft.
Total length: 309.0 ft.
Deck width: 34.1 ft.
Skew angle
17 degrees
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.32002, -94.31295   (decimal degrees)
39°19'12" N, 94°18'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/386821/4353111 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 52 N., R. 30 W., Sec. 18
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
MoDOT K-108R1 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 5670 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21290 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 57.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • May 3, 2016: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished and replaced.
  • July 21, 2015: Updated by David Backlin: Closed pending replacement
  • June 22, 2011: New photos from David Backlin
  • July 15, 2009: New photos from Rick Mattioni



Fishing River US 69 Bridge
Posted July 13, 2014, by James Baughn (webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com)

The mismatched trusses seem to be unique to Missouri. This was apparently a state standard design, as several were built across the state:


Fishing River US 69 Bridge
Posted July 13, 2014, by Don Morrison

Cool how the trusses are mismatched. I suppose a floor beam is located where the diagonals meet at the lower chord, and the mismatch allows the floor beams to be perpendicular to the trusses because of the skew.

Fishing River US 69 Bridge
Posted July 12, 2014, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)