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Buffalo Ditch Route Y Bridge


Photo taken by Ben Tate in August 2011

BH Photo #209536


Lost pony truss bridge over Buffalo Ditch on Route Y (Old MO 25) between Kennett and Caruth
Dunklin County, Missouri
Replaced by a culvert
Built 1922; replaced 2013
Riveted 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
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.16731, -90.07362   (decimal degrees)
36°10'02" N, 90°04'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/763224/4006474 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kennett South
Land survey
T. 18 N., R. 9 E., Sec. 27
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
MoDOT F-633R1 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 4493 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21469 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2012)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 30, 2013: Updated by David Backlin: Bridge is now Doomed
  • August 19, 2011: New photos from Ben Tate


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


Buffalo Ditch Route Y 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.