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Old Hwy 65 Bridge


Photo taken by Greg Hall


BH Photo #139537


Street View 


Abandoned bridge over Tributary of South Dry Sac River
Greene County, Missouri
Concrete culvert with stone embankments
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.28172, -93.26411   (decimal degrees)
37°16'54" N, 93°15'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/476587/4126157 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 30 N., R. 21 W., Sec. 32
1224 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 42235 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Abandoned (3,082)
Culvert (994)
Greene County, Missouri (97)
Have street view (23,184)
Missouri (6,004)
Old Buffalo Road (1)
US 65 (51)

Update Log 

  • March 6, 2018: New Street View added by Clark Vance
  • December 15, 2010: Updated by David Backlin: Added creek name
  • December 31, 2009: Updated by Greg Hall: Added GPS Coordinates
  • May 2, 2009: Updated by Greg Hall: corrected gps coordinates
  • April 6, 2009: Added by Greg Hall


  • Greg Hall - cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com


Old Hwy 65 Bridge
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.

Old Hwy 65 Bridge
Posted December 15, 2010, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

Nice Find!

Old Hwy 65 Bridge
Posted April 7, 2009, by Bill McGann (odolaas69 [at] netster [dot] com)

Nice find, but please verify the coordinates.

Old Hwy 65 Bridge
Posted April 6, 2009, by Greg Hall (cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com)

This bridge has been bypassed and overgrown for as long as I can remember. When I was young, what is today highway H was Hwy 65 at this location. This only became Hwy H around 1981 when the "new" Hwy 65 was completed several miles east of this location. As far as I know, Hwy 65 was the earliest road name for the current roadway, though it is probable that this bridge was bypassed when the original section of Hwy 65 was completed. This bridge may have only ever served a small country road. It seems apparent that it had been widened at some time in it's life as there are two construction methods evident in the abutments. I had always thought of it as the "Bob Allen" bridge as a man named Bob Allen had operated a small gas station and sold used tires immediately north of the bridge. The station is gone now, probably so is Bob. When the current road (now Hwy H/then Hwy 65) was constructed, a drainage culvert was installed under the roadway, thus simplifying the elaborate cost of a replacement bridge.

Old Hwy 65 Bridge
Posted April 6, 2009, by Greg Hall (cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com)

Photo 1- Looking West from Hwy H

Photo 2- Close up looking west

Photo 3- Two types construction visible. Assume that bridge was widened at some point.

Photo 4- Looking North/West-bridge just right of center

Photo 5- Looking North road surface

Photo 6- Looking East. Main span had been converted to concrete at some time.

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