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Posted September 14, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Different RR shown in the same book. The 1887 Independence topo shows C&A so I'm going to have to write it off as an error in the index map.

Posted September 14, 2018, by Don Morrison

If you go to the township 49, range 31 map of the same North West Publishing Company Atlas of Jackson County 1904, it does say Chicago and Alton crossing the Little Blue at Selsa Station.

http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/61179/Township+49+N++...

Missouri pacific is farther north.

An error on the mapmaker's part?

Posted September 12, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

A puzzle for the rail fans: The North West Publishing Company Atlas of Jackson County 1904 shows this as the Missouri Pacific.

http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/61154/Jackson+County+...

Posted September 11, 2018, by Laci Baker (lacibwiggins [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge at Camp

Posted September 11, 2018, by Laci Baker (lacibwiggins [at] gmail [dot] com)

Found this photo dated August 1925

Posted September 7, 2018, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

I drove past today... and the new bridge is open and the old one is - gone.

This is a location that really did need a wider bridge suitable for heavier loads - but it is so sad to see the old one just destroyed. Missouri sure seems to be intent on eliminating all historic bridges.

Posted September 6, 2018, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

A friend tipped me off to an article about this bridge in a magazine called "Rural Missouri"

http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201807/index.p...

It's a fair article. Not much technical data, but what's there seems to be accurate. Mostly it focuses on a local resident who is intent on saving the bridge from demolition when the new bridge is done.

Posted September 2, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I'm told it was taken back to have the parts rebuilt and reused. I'm not sure who will own them.

Posted September 1, 2018, by Gerald Hart

Visited this bridge today and it was gone.

Posted September 1, 2018, by Luke

The style of postcard is mid 1900s, and already shows riveted connections vs the pinned connections prominent in 1890s bridge construction.

So this isn't an 1891 bridge, but it likely replaced one, so I'll make up an entry for it.

Posted September 1, 2018, by Rich Kaduce (rkaduce [at] outlook [dot] com)

I think there is picture of the bridge (circa 1900) on the Mississippi River and Bonnterre Railroad wiki website. As for the riveted connections I'm sure the bridge has been upgraded to handle modern traffic.

Posted August 31, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I would estimate this to be an early 1900s bridge. It is a lighter structure than later riveted trusses, but it still shows features of the 20th century. It is possible it was set onto older stone substructures, which could have been built in 1891.

Posted August 31, 2018, by Anonymous

I see riveted connections, which means it's probably later than 1891.

Posted August 31, 2018, by Rich Kaduce (rkaduce [at] outlook [dot] com)

A 1904 USGS map shows this bridge was on the Mississippi River and Bonnterre Railroad line. The bridge was built in 1891.

Cherry Dip (Missouri)
Posted August 29, 2018, by Leslie Davis (ausrakay [at] hotmail [dot] com)

After checking the map you provided, the location you have is not of the bridge the locals called Cherry Dip. You have located the "low water" crossing that used to be on Byars road. That location was South of High Grove. Cherry Dip was a few miles North. Cherry Dip was maybe closer to Ruskin. The bridge was also on Food Lane. The road changes from Byars Road to Food Lane at Harry S. Truman Drive. Cherry Dip was north of that location. The creek it crossed doesn't have a name that I am aware of.

The link provided shows the original location of Cherry Dip. Part of the reason it got that name was because of the road name "Food Lane". It was "Cherry Dip on Food Lane". Classic!

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Byars+Rd,+Grandview,+MO+64...

Posted August 29, 2018, by Leslie Davis (ausrakay [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The pictures on this page are not of Cherry Dip on Byars road. The road is still in use and the original "cherry dip" was removed. The photos show a road barrier and a creek bed. Not part of Cherry Dip.

I grew up in that area and crossed that bridge MANY times. It was a local icon that was involved in many accidents.

Posted August 29, 2018, by Leslie Davis (ausrakay [at] hotmail [dot] com)

After more checking the map provided the location you have it not of the bridge the locals called Cherry Dip. You have located the "low water" crossing that used to be on Byars road and that location was South of High Grove. Cherry Dip was a few miles North. Cherry Dip was maybe closer to Ruskin. The bridge was also on Food Lane. The road changes from Byars Road to Food Lane at Harry S. Truman Drive. Cherry Dip was north of that location. The creek it crossed doesn't have a name that I am aware of.

The link provided shows the original location of Cherry Dip. Part of the reason it got that name was because of the road name "Food Lane". It was "Cherry Dip on Food Lane". Classic!

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Byars+Rd,+Grandview,+MO+64...

Posted August 29, 2018, by Leslie Davis (ausrakay [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The pictures on this page are not of Cherry Dip on Byars road. The road is still in use and the original "cherry dip" was removed. The photos show a road barrier and a creek bed. Not part of Cherry Dip.

I grew up in that area and crossed that bridge MANY times. It was a local icon that was involved in many accidents.

Posted August 26, 2018, by Anonymous (tillerman61 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge to be replaced in 2019.

Posted August 26, 2018, by David Huffman (davhuffm [at] mndsprng [dot] com)

Bridge will be closed for one year for repairs.

https://fox2now.com/2018/08/26/martin-luther-king-bridge-clo...

Posted August 19, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The 1903/13 15' quad shows a single track. In 1945 there is a double track. Probably the original single track used the stone piers, the second track went on the concrete extensions, then the original track was scrapped at some time later than 1945. The 1954 7.5' shows the double track ending at Times Beach just before the bridge and a single track continuing toward St. Louis.

Posted August 19, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

To me, it appears that the existing bridge was added onto an older deck truss that used the double track piers. The old deck truss probably was 30 years or so older than the current truss, and was probably removed when the double track was no longer necessary.

Posted August 19, 2018, by Remick Bloss (remickbl [at] gmail [dot] com)

I was just getting ready to ask why this bridge was not double-tracked at the outset. I mean, the builders built the piers for a double-track bridge.

Posted August 19, 2018, by owen mcnamee (soapmanii [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Drove down the Backbone sometime in the early 60s when i was in my 20s going from rock to rock and through gullys in the gravel. Scary then and I sure would not want to do it at 80 As I recall there were still some boards in place then.

Posted August 18, 2018, by David Sears (searsd [at] merrimack [dot] edu)

I visited this bridge in the spring of 1973 when it was on dry land. I have two black and white photographs taken at that time.

Posted August 14, 2018, by Luke

There's a small, unnamed ditch on the west end of town that empties into Hickory near the RV park.

Stream width based on streetview seems to fit the bill, although the house in the background no longer seems to exist.

Posted August 14, 2018, by Carl Stclair (stclaircarl [at] gmail [dot] com)

my dad built a copy of this bridge for his model railroad layout in HO scale.

Posted August 13, 2018, by Eric Kinkhorst (erick [dot] bud [at] gmail [dot] com)

I ride on this bridge all the time. It's neat old stretch of 65.

Posted August 13, 2018, by Curtis Hudson

It's a shame beautiful pieces of history such as this one are removed, although it's nice the approach was saved to be used as a memorial.

Posted August 12, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Drove over this beauty today. Small holes rotting all the way through on about 5 planks, but nothing dangerous. Cool spot, totally creeps up on you.

Posted August 4, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I don't have exact information, only my memory from living in this area on and off. The 1935 USGS topo gives a good picture of the area as I first remember it 20 years later.

Between Grandview and the yard east of Dodson where it intersected the MoPac there were two stations, Jeffreys (west of Hickman Mills) then Holmes Park. The valley leading from Grandview (1070') down to the Blue River (750') carried this rail and US 71. US 71 crossed under the rail just north of 103rd Street.

In the '60s US 71 was made limited access from 95th Street south past Grandview. I-435 crossed 95th about a mile east of 71 and curved west toward Kansas, crossing 71 between Holmes Park and Jefferys where 435 and a realigned 71 both crossed the Frisco on bridges. Old 71 from 95th to Blue Ridge became known as Hickman Mills Drive.

So, the rail was open circa 1970 with occasional short trains seen parallel to 71 between 95th and 87th. The north side of Grandview had a couple of light industries along the rail and it's possible the quarry along the track north of 95th used it.

Starting in the early '80s I-470 was built east from the 435/71 junction. The junction, which had been congested before, became a true mess. In the early '90s a series of changes and additions were made to the main roads and some of the lesser roads were significantly realigned and portions eliminated. It was around this time that they no longer bridged over the rail. Holmes Park was completely erased. In 1992 the Blue River bridges were replaced and the rail bridge was probably removed at that time. The latest round of construction improved the geometry of the Interstate junction and wiped out the remaining evidence of Jefferys.

TMI I suppose, but lacking official records (which certainly exist in the form of the county highway maps) you'll have to figure the rail was in limited use from Grandview to Melville in 1970 and abandoned by 1985. I hope this helps answer your question.

I'll probably condense, delete, or move this at some future time since it doesn't have much to do with this particular bridge page.

Posted August 4, 2018, by Aaron DeShazo (deshazo317 [at] gmail [dot] com)

So, do we know when exactly the Frisco track north from Grandview to Leeds was abandoned?

Posted August 1, 2018, by Anonymous (tillerman61 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge and the overflow bridge to be replaced in 2019.

Posted August 1, 2018, by Anonymous (tillerman61 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge to be replaced in 2019

Posted July 29, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Nice!!

Posted July 29, 2018, by Neil Krout (kickinpony [dot] 66 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I ventured out to this bridge today. It's in pretty decent condition. I want to return in the Fall, so I can get some Wide Shots and not have to worry about snakes.

ASB Bridge (Missouri)
Posted July 28, 2018, by SteveCarras (gcarras [at] aol [dot] com)

Nathan Holt, I always noticed that multiple cable/counterweight on either side factor!

and the "fixed upper deck/movable lower deck" feature,too!

And then there was that southern side splitting the upper roadway deck (as it turned out to be) in two, inside going east toward Kansas City, between the northern and southern side, and outside right outside the truss itself going westbound toward the farms! (my famly sued to come from there..)

Posted July 27, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

If you can get to it without entering posted or restricted property. Please post your images here if you take some.

Posted July 27, 2018, by Mary E Flaugher (mary [dot] flaugher1919 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Am I allowed to photograph this bridge myself?

Posted July 19, 2018, by David Eike (eikes [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Looks like Bass Pro is stepping up to restore - and move - this bridge:

https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/now/2018...

Posted July 18, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

It appears that this bridge was originally five separate spans. The bridges were slowly removed between 2005 and 2012. I wonder what would have caused them to be removed after so many years abandoned..shame I can't find any pictures of the structures.

Avert Bridge (Missouri)
Posted July 14, 2018, by Mike (Mikewineryassociates [at] gmail [dot] com)

Is this bridge still available? I'm in the process of placing a bridge on the north toe river, need around 100 ft span. Are there companies that assess cost of rehabbing and moving these bridges? My budget is $75,000 max.

Thanks,

Mike

Posted July 13, 2018, by George oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I agree with you 100% Nathan that private funds should be used instead of federal monies.The railroads built these bridges with their own money,not government money and should bear total financial cost for any rehabilitation or removal work.If anybody can prove me wrong on this,I welcome your arguments against what I posted.

Posted July 12, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Correct, this is a demolition of a bridge built by one of the most important engineers in American history, and one of the longest simple-span bridges of the 19th Century. The loss of this bridge is an atrocity. I am just glad the federal funding got canceled. Public tax dollars should not be given to private big corporations, especially to demolish rare historic bridges. If they want to destroy priceless treasures they deserve to do it on their own dime.

Posted July 12, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I believe this is a total replacement of the remaining historic portions of the structure. Darn shame.

Posted July 12, 2018, by Shaun Speers (speersfms [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Excerpt of article from KMOV in St. Louis:

http://www.kmov.com/story/38613955/oldest-mississippi-river-...

The Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis announced Tuesday that it's moving forward with a $172 million contract with Walsh Construction Co. to rebuild the Merchants Bridge, which opened in 1890.

The bridge faced the potential of being shut down if not rebuilt in the near future. The project was put in doubt last month when the federal government denied a grant covering one-third of the costs. But further delays could have resulted in higher steel prices.

Posted July 11, 2018, by Luke
Posted July 11, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Is 1876 too early for a build date for the bridge shown?

Posted July 9, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I took the attached photos in 2016, and as you can see the approach span piers have seen better days. Enormous cracks directly under the stringer bearings. This is almost certainly why the bridge was closed.

Posted July 9, 2018, by James Wireman (jameslovesbridges_86 [at] ymail [dot] com)

Why Is Did This Bridge Shut Down in 2016? What is The Matter With It?

Posted July 8, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

On the 1910 topo Main Street continues west across this bridge. By the 1948 map it was gone.

Posted July 7, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

There are plans to replace it on a new alignment. Rehabbing the existing bridge as a pedestrian crossing is cheaper than adding a sidewalk to the new construction. See page 11:

http://www.smithvillemo.org/files/documents/BoardofAldermenP...

Posted July 7, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

According to a 1920s topo map this road predates US 36 and probably never was paved.

Posted July 1, 2018, by Aaron DeShazo (deshazo317 [at] gmail [dot] com)

So, do we know when exactly the Frisco track north from Grandview to Leeds was abandoned?

Posted July 1, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This certainly would be a lightweight bridge. I’ve found that there’s really no rhyme or reason to where bridges were relocated to, mostly just based on what was available at that time. If this route was originally constructed in 1888, it would seem to be a fairly light truss for that time period, especially compared to similar structures.

Posted July 1, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

There may be a nearby river crossing that got a wider bridge when the line was double-tracked, similar to what seems to have happened at Sibley on the same line.

Posted June 30, 2018, by Linda Boyd

We went to see this bridge today and found out it's been replaced.

Posted June 30, 2018, by Linda Boyd

We went to see this bridge today and found out it's been replaced.

Posted June 27, 2018, by Mr Kelly McClanahan

Work has progressed. Old line is being converted into a rail trail. For the first time in years it can be seen from 98th Street. Reports have the tunnel still in fairly good condition. First section of trail is supposed to be open by fall of 2018.

Posted June 26, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

ATSF Bridge Records from 1937 give a build date of 1910 and a strengthening date of the floor of 1927. Given other ATSF overpasses, I wouldn't be surprised if this one was also a reused railroad span.

Posted June 21, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The current bridge replaced the low water crossing that replaced this bridge.

Posted June 20, 2018, by darren Smith (rayelmdar [at] gmail [dot] com)

this bridge has been replaced by MO DOT with a 2 lane bridge several years ago

Posted June 19, 2018, by Joseph Weisbrod (Weisbrodjoseph [at] gmail [dot] com)

Pushed my way through a bunch of brush and finally found this bridge after seeing it on an historic map. Connected the Frisco to Scullin Steel.

Posted June 12, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

interesting curved end railings on this TBEEM. Nice find James.

Posted June 6, 2018, by Rusty Weisman (Russell [dot] Weisman [at] Modot [dot] Mo [dot] Gov)

The 1996 FraserDesign Missouri Historic Bridge Inventory appears to be in error with respect to this bridge. The Gillis bridge built in 1908 was at Gillis Ford. That bridge replaced an earlier bridge at that location, built J. B. Clayville for $215 in 1896. Gillis ford is in the SW 1/4 Section 27, about 2.5 road miles SE of Shelbyville. The SW 1/4 of Sec 27 T58N R10W was owned by Mrs. W. D. Gillis in 1878 (Edwards Brothers 1878 Illustrated Atlas of Shelby County). This bridge is located closer to 5 road miles from Shelbyville in T57N R10W Sec 1-2. Newspaper accounts suggest that this bridge was built c. 1911-1912 following a petition to the county court in 1909 by the neighbors lead by neighboring landowner Charles F. Perrigo/Parigo (Hunnewell Graphic 12 Feb. 1909). January 1911 newspaper notices indicate that the county was willing to build a bridge at 'Graveyard ford' if the neighboring landowners would provide fill and haul it for free.

This location appears to have been known as both 'Baker ford' and 'Graveyard ford.' The land southeast of the ford was owned by J. R. Baker in 1878 and George E. Baker Jr. in 1902, thus accounting for the ‘Baker ford’ designation.

There is a small cemetery just south of the bridge on the east side of Black Creek that accounts for the references to this location as 'Graveyard ford'. That cemetery includes the marked grave of Thomas Jefferson Davis (d.1849) who was original owner of the 80 acres just north of the Bridge. The unmarked 1833 grave of Angus McDonald Holliday, the original owner of the land east of the bridge (SW 1/4 Sec 1) is also likely there, along with the grave of William T. Matson. Angus M. Holliday died in early June 1833 from cholera - contracted from his neighbor William T. Matson who had been in Palmyra when the 1833 epidemic broke out. Matson was returning to his nearby home on the west side of Black Creek from Palmyra but was unable to cross Black Creek at the ford due to high water. Matson stayed overnight with Holliday and died there the next morning. At Matson's burial, Angus Holliday fell ill with cholera and then he died the next day (History of Monroe and Shelby Counties, Missouri, 1884).

Posted May 22, 2018, by Steve Ellison (c10burb [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is no longer open to traffic making County Road 323 a dead end road from either end.

Posted May 22, 2018, by Rusty Weisman

On Sept 4, 1966, one of the four spans was demolished by a tractor trailer truck loaded with potatoes driven by Judson O. Bullis of Iowa Falls Ia. Bullis was killed in the crash.

The bridge reopened on Sept. 23 1966 following repairs by State Highway Dept. crews working in conjunction with Parson's Construction Co. of New London MO.

Posted May 21, 2018, by Remick Bloss (remickbl [at] gmail [dot] com)

I am glad to finally see more photos of this bridge. Traveled down this road several years back, but were unable to see the portion hidden by the trees or the black girder bridge that was behind that building.

Posted May 19, 2018, by Curtis Hudson

The bridge is sadly still closed, but it appears to be moving closer to its rehabilitation! Hope to see it open in the not so distant future!

Posted May 18, 2018, by Francis (francisbittner77 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Does this bridge have a factory near it or did it have a factory near it??

Posted May 12, 2018, by Jim Kuntz (jimkyos [at] charter [dot] net)

County of bridge: Franklin County

Location of bridge: Labadie Bottom Rd. & Fiddle Creek, Labadie

Bridge built: 1920

Abandoned after 1993

The 1993 flood, one of the worst in all of history on either the Missouri River or the Mississippi River, caused this creek to flood and as result flooded the entire bottom land, and even the nearby power plant.

Because of this flood, a levees were repaired along the Missouri River, and new levees were built along Fiddle Creek and Tavern Creek.

The levee along Fiddle Creek caused the Labadie Bottom Road to be re-routed, and thus causing the abandonment of this bridge.

The floods of 2012 and 2015 caused the bridge to be, first severely damaged, than collapsing.

Posted May 2, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Nice to see the Jefferson Highway sign placed on it.

Posted April 28, 2018, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I think a good idea for this bridge is to close the bridge to vehicles, but leave it open for pedestrians as a park. Have the newer parallel 66 bridges (I-44 or Rt 66 4 lane bypass) as vehicle bridges and the D.E.B. as a pedestrian park.

Posted April 28, 2018, by Joseph (Weisbrodjoseph [at] gmail [dot] com)

I was out here the other day and noticed that there is some damage to the east portal strut and portal bracing. It looks like too big a vehicle tried to go through and bent the portal bracing up and the portal strut is half disconnected from the end post. It's rather concerning and is NOT pretty. I'll go back soon and grab photos and when I can. It's a shame especially after the beautiful restoration.

Posted April 24, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I believe this is the structure in question. This was taken from a ATSF bridge book.

Posted April 24, 2018, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Looks more like 1900-1920, to me

Royce

Posted April 23, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

My guess is the main plate girder span is a lot older than 1950 maybe relocated and reused here in 1950. The riveted floobeams make the plate girder span look particularly old.

Posted April 13, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

There were a couple of through trusses over the Blackwater that are now UCEBs. I don't recall a Monkey Mountain in Johnson County. There is such a place east of Grain Valley in Jackson, probably farther than students would want to drive just to hang out. Talking with a local when I visited Hobblet Bottom he spoke of a through truss near there but thought it was abandoned long ago. I have not found a location such as he described.

This is the sort of thing I enjoy exploring.

Posted April 13, 2018, by Don Morrison

Monkey Mountain was apparently north of Warrensburg.

Here's a bridge that was poular with students, then removed in 2013:

http://bridgehunter.com/mo/johnson/blackwater-13

Posted April 13, 2018, by Todd W. Baslee (twbaslee [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Recent story on Union Bridge by KOMU-TV8 News Columbia, MO:

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 3:14:00 PM CDT in News

By: Nnamdi Egwuonwu, KOMU 8 Reporter

PARIS - Despite facing heavy rainfall and hard winds, the historic Union Covered Bridge in Monroe County is still standing.

"The water has receded by several feet today," said Monroe County Sheriff James Hoffman.

After rainfall caused water levels to rise nearly 21 inches yesterday, many residents and officials began to fear that the 147-year old bridge was meeting its end. But after a night of worrying, Hoffman said the bridge is okay.

"As long as we don't have any high water again - to where trash and debris would come down the river and actually hit the bridge and take it out - I think we're in pretty good shape," Hoffman said.

Nearby residents continued visiting the bridge Wednesday. Many said they were happy they didn't have to say goodbye.

"It's the greatest day of my life thus far," said Verlena Clinton, a resident who's lived close to the bridge for over 70 years. "It's a piece of history that we can not replace or repair."

According to the Missouri State Parks website, the bridge is one of the four remaining covered bridges in the state and was built in 1871. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The bridge is currently being renovated. Sheriff Hoffman said contractors will consider the bridge's stability when renovating.

"I don't think [contractors] were expecting water of this magnitude to come through there," Hoffman said.

The sheriff couldn't say what specific measures would be taken or when the renovations are expected to be finished.

Once renovations are complete the bridge will be reopened to the public.

Posted April 13, 2018, by Todd W. Baslee (twbaslee [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Okay all - I need your help. While I know my bridges in my local area I am trying to remember one in particular from my college days in Warrensburg and a popular party spot. This would have been back in the late eighties and early nineties.

We called the area Monkey Mountain. That is all I can recall about it. The supposed story was someone got killed by a circus monkey in the area. I know it's a long shot but I've got to see what is left of the site - 30 years later.

Thanks for the help.

Todd

Posted April 7, 2018, by Anonymous

The older bridge looks like it was several yards to the Southwest of the current one too, probably related to the lonely post shown in photo 9 and 7.

Posted April 7, 2018, by MFT

It looks like there was a different bridge here in 1960. Somewhere between 1960 and 1995 the bridge was changed out to the current truss.

Posted March 31, 2018, by David Huffman

The entire bridge is being shifted to add a 5th eastbound lane.

http://fox2now.com/2018/03/30/poplar-street-bridge-making-hi...

Posted March 28, 2018, by William Benz (bubish [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge has, in fact, been demolished.

Posted March 28, 2018, by James Baughn (webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com)

Laura: I'm not sure where the plaque from the Laflin Bridge ended up. The Bollinger County Archives & Genealogical Center in Marble Hill might know the answer.

http://bocoarchives.org/

Posted March 26, 2018, by Laura Sample Inman (LauraInman65 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

My Grandfather David Rudolph Sample's name is on the plaque that was on this bridge. I truly would like to find the plaque if at all possible. He was a surveyor in Bollinger County in the early 1900's. it shows the plaque in photo # 103734. The photo was taken by James Baughn. the new bridge was built in 2006. Laura Inman

Posted March 26, 2018, by Charles E. Sample (cesample1946 [at] gmail [dot] com)

My Grandfather D. R. Sample was the surveyor for this bridge. Does anyone know where the plaque might be today?

Posted March 21, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Links in the comments below are dead. Here's a link to the page with the collection:

http://www.66postcards.com/postcards/mo/index42.html

Posted March 15, 2018, by Caleb Farrenkopf (taxconsumption [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge was removed and replaced by a low grade crossing by the city of chillicothe a year or so ago. The city also owns the old line that it crosses.

Posted March 6, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I really like the street view traveling across this one. It's like going back 75 years in time.

Posted March 6, 2018, by Matthew Lane Siegmann (clarinetboy [at] netscape [dot] net)

This bridge existed before highway 65 existed. Originally this was the "Buffalo Road" now in many places of it's existence still named "Old Buffalo Road". In 1922, when the state highway system was created, the road was part of the original Route 3, which was renumbered US 65 in 1926, and as another poster stated, has been Highway H since 1981 (lettered highways were originally County highways). I'm not 100% sure how old this bridge is, possibly a later search through our local papers would have an article on it's construction.

Posted March 5, 2018, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)
Posted March 1, 2018, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

I think historical records say this is also called Dick's Bridge.

MoDOT Bridge (Missouri)
Posted February 28, 2018, by Jack Eastman (jackeast360 [at] gmail [dot] com)

MoDOT is demolishing the bridge, starting Mar 12, 2018 due to concerns about safety & loitering.

Posted February 26, 2018, by Chris Jones (milkmanchris [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I found this pic on the MODOT website's archive of highway maps. (1942)

http://www.modot.org/historicmaps/

Posted February 26, 2018, by joe wallace (joebosceola [at] gmail [dot] com)

In the 1880s the Osage was crossed at Osceola via three bridges from upstream to downstream -- 1) wagon bridge, 2) frisco RR, and 3) KC,C, and S RR

Posted February 23, 2018, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

Correction to my previous comment; CR143 will be replaced, Whitaker Ford bridge in Marion County, not CR153.

Posted February 19, 2018, by John

I see the road deck is totally gone. What a waste.

Posted February 19, 2018, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

Workinbridges is no longer involved in the Gasconade River project.