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Buffalo Ditch Route P Bridge


Photo taken by Ben Tate in August 2011

BH Photo #209528

Street View 


Pony truss bridge over Buffalo Ditch on Route P (Old MO 25) between Senath and Caruth
Dunklin County, Missouri
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1922; rehabilitated and widened in 1931
- Robertson, Carmean & Bennett of Caruthersville, Missouri (contractor)
- Vincennes Bridge Co. of Vincennes, Indiana (fabricator)
Riveted, skewed Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 65.9 ft.
Deck width: 22.6 ft.
Skew angle
45 degrees
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.13440, -90.11849   (decimal degrees)
36°08'04" N, 90°07'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/759295/4002702 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kennett South
Land survey
T. 17 N., R. 9 E., Sec. 5
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
MoDOT F-965R1 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 4521 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21468 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 22 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 5, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: replaced
  • October 21, 2015: New Street View added by David Backlin
  • August 19, 2011: New photos from Ben Tate


  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com


Buffalo Ditch Route P Bridge
Posted August 23, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

According to the bridge inspection report for this bridge this structure was one of several truss bridges in this county to be widened and redecked in 1931.