Old Liberty Bend Bridge
This photo overview (facing south) shows the bridge with old MO-210 Highway in the foreground to the left. This was an upload from another contributor.
Photo uploaded by firstname.lastname@example.org and posted to page by John Kritos - February 2011
BH Photo #193100
Built in 1929 as a toll bridge, it was purchased by the state highway commission in 1932 and the toll removed.
In 1949 the channel of the Missouri River was relocated to the south about a mile, cutting off "Liberty Bend" and shortening the barge channel. A new bridge was built, but 71 bypass (as 291 was known then) continued to cross the former channel on this bridge for twenty years until a new road was built just to the east. Southview Drive dead ends where the old abutment used to be. The replacement UCEB carries the new road over a railroad and up the bluff.
- Lost cantilevered through truss bridge over the former channel of the Missouri River on MO 291
- Clay County, Missouri, and Jackson County, Missouri
- Replaced by new bridge
- Built 1929, toll removed 1932; replaced 1973
- - Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Design)
- Cantilevered Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 507.0 ft.
Total length: 1,657.0 ft.
- Also called
- Old Liberty Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +39.19665, -94.40206 (decimal degrees)
39°11'48" N, 94°24'07" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/378927/4339535 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Land survey
- T. 51 N., R. 31 W., Sec. 29
- Inventory number
- BH 42780 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- August 23, 2017: New photo from John Kritos
- August 23, 2016: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added engineer and dimensions per ca. 1929 Strauss brochure.
- October 26, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: description edit
- February 3, 2011: Updated by Clark Vance: Relocated pointer, added description
- February 1, 2011: New photo from John Kritos
- June 14, 2009: Added by James Baughn
- Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
- John Kritos - jmkrito [at] yahoo [dot] com
- Nathan Holth