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Bourbeuse River Twin Bridges


Real photo postcard

BH Photo #135234

Street View 


The first bridge opened in 1925. It's companion for westbound traffic opened in 1935. A new eastbound bridge opened in 1959 but the old westbound bridge continued to carry traffic on the North Service Road until 1973. A sign on the approach warned "Caution - Careful Driving Required. Even though the road has been re-aligned, this is still a very high accident area today.


Lost pair of through truss bridges over Bourbeuse River on US 66 (now I-44)
Union, Franklin County, Missouri
Replaced by new bridge
EB replaced built 1925, replaced 1959, WB built 1935, carried service road 1959-1973
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.43990, -90.90854   (decimal degrees)
38°26'24" N, 90°54'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/682531/4256696 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 43 N., R. 1 E., Sec. 28
Inventory number
BH 41285 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Bourbeuse River (10)
Franklin County, Missouri (88)
Have street view (29,912)
Lost (30,060)
Missouri (6,570)
Owned by state (16,660)
Pratt through truss (6,232)
Pratt truss (10,547)
Replaced by new bridge (20,459)
Through truss (17,903)
Truss (36,820)
US 66 (303)
Union, Missouri (13)

Update Log 

  • March 22, 2022: New Street View added by Drew a. Walters
  • May 26, 2019: Updated by Joe Sonderman: added dates for EB and WB added description
  • May 18, 2019: New photo from Joe Sonderman
  • March 19, 2018: New photo from J Lance
  • March 10, 2009: New photos from James Baughn
  • March 9, 2009: Added by James Baughn



Bourbeuse River Twin Bridges
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:


Bourbeuse River Twin Bridges
Posted September 9, 2013, by Lyon Wonder (lyon_wonder [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I found a picture of these US-66 twin bridges at the time the I-44 bridge was under construction.


Bourbeuse River Twin Bridges
Posted October 13, 2010, by Mark Dellbringge


Bourbeuse River twin bridges

(Photo is copyrighted so I can't download it to put on website.)