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Winsel Creek Old US 66 Bridge


Photo taken by James McCray


BH Photo #198210


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Tee beam bridge over Winsel Creek on S. Service Road (Old US 66)
Franklin County, Missouri
Open to traffic
Built 1922
Concrete tee beam
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 43.0 ft.
Deck width: 21.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.23288, -91.14671   (decimal degrees)
38°13'58" N, 91°08'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/662204/4233277 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 40 N., R. 2 W., Sec. 4
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
MONBI 21646 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 38581 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 38.6 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • May 17, 2016: New photos from Steve Conro
  • April 29, 2011: New photos from James McCray
  • January 24, 2009: Added by James Baughn


  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com


Winsel Creek Old US 66 Bridge
Posted September 4, 2010, by tom (townandcountrycorp [at] yahoo [dot] com)

In 1921, Missouri celebrated it's 100th anniversary of Statehood.

The "Centennial Road Act" was passed, authorizing

money to finance state highways.

As a result, the road system was originally laid out

with what became U.S. 66 in 1926, as originally

a state highway.

Same with what became U.S. Highway 40, it was a state

road called the "air line route" because it ran straight as an airplane would from St. Louis to Kansas City and vice versa.

So, the bridge in this message called the old US 66 bridge

was Missouri State highway number...I think it was a

single digit..for example, highway 40 was called missouri state highway 2....

anyway, it was built in 1922 as a result of the centennial road act. four years prior to the inception of "Route 66"