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Moniteau Creek Road Bridge


Oblique view

Photo taken by James Baughn

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More recently, this bridge/road provided one of several access points to Marion Bottoms.


Through truss bridge over Moniteau Creek on Moniteau Creek Road (Old MO 179)
Cole County, Missouri
Demolished at the end of 2019.
Future prospects
Built 1915-16 by the Kansas City Bridge Co.; made obsolete by a new bridge on MO 179 in 1967
- Kansas City Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 140.1 ft.
Total length: 221.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.72136, -92.39692   (decimal degrees)
38°43'17" N, 92°23'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/552426/4286028 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Centertown NW
Land survey
T. 46 N., R. 14 W., Sec. 24
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
MONBI 12151 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
MO 026-001000.2 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
BH 21327 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 18.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • October 25, 2020: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated status to lost per comments.
  • March 4, 2020: Updated by Kevin C Acheson: Bridge has been removed, prior to today, 3/4/2020
  • February 27, 2019: Updated by Jason Smith: This bridge is doomed. Scheduled to be removed by the end of the year.
  • June 28, 2017: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Changed status to intact but closed; future unknown.
  • August 27, 2016: New photos from Todd W. Baslee
  • August 6, 2016: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status to closed as per forum post.
  • September 26, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars



Moniteau Creek Road Bridge
Posted June 28, 2017, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited here June 27, 2017; bridge is intact but closed by concrete barrier. This was one road / part of access to state bottoms.

Moniteau Creek Road Bridge
Posted August 6, 2016, by TW Baslee (twbaslee [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Just a quick note. I was driving by the bridge today, 6 August 2016, and it has been blocked off by concrete barriers. This has happened since early June 2016.