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Little Meramec River Bridge

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Lost through truss bridge over Little Meramec River on Mill Hill Road
St. Clair, Franklin County, Missouri
Replaced by modern bridge
Built 1911 by Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co.; replaced 1998
- Oscar Fisher (Substructure)
- Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co. of St. Louis, Missouri (Superstructure)
Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 109.9 ft.
Total length: 111.8 ft.
Deck width: 10.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.33609, -90.86744   (decimal degrees)
38°20'10" N, 90°52'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/686385/4245258 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 42 N., R. 1 E., Sec. 36
Inventory number
BH 21499 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 22, 2022: New Street View added by Drew a. Walters


Little Meramec River Bridge
Posted January 16, 2013, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

Those photos are of Bruns' Bridge.


The portal design, the stringer/girder bridge curving in the background of photo 2, 3. I even recognize the sandbar in photo 1 from my visit.

Little Meramec River Bridge
Posted January 16, 2013, by Anonymous

Here are some photographs of the bridge.

Little Meramec River Bridge
Posted July 18, 2011, by J.M. GRAVES

I remember this old bridge years ago. When I was a little kid my family and I used to go swimming here. It's where I learned how to swim. I believe they dropped it sometime around 95 or 96, not sure. This bridge crossed the little meramec and t'd at oak grove church rd. Once across you had to go right or left. Either way you went, you had to go under a massive ledge that the road was cut out under. I was always afraid it would fall on our school bus every morning on the way to school. Aaaah...the funny memories. They've since built a new concrete bridge around five hundred yards up river.