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US-40 Salt Creek Bridge



Photo taken by James Baughn in July 2008


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Deck plate girder bridge over Salt Creek and the Katy Trail on US 40
Howard County, Missouri
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Scheduled for replacement
Built 1941
- Otto W. Knutson of Kansas City, Missouri (Contractor)
Deck plate girder
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 578.1 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.99225, -92.61643   (decimal degrees)
38°59'32" N, 92°36'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/533217/4315986 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 49 N., R. 15 W., Sec. 33
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
MoDOT K-936 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 5999 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 36858 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 58.2 (out of 100)
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Built 1941 (483)
Built during 1940s (4,231)
Concrete balustrade (883)
Curved (490)
Deck girder (6,299)
Doomed (1,063)
Girder (11,163)
Have street view (28,880)
Howard County, Missouri (61)
Katy Trail (50)
Missouri (6,561)
Open (40,960)
Otto W. Knutson (6)
Owned by state (16,548)
Plate girder (8,719)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,553)
Total length 500-1000 feet (3,051)
US 40 (143)

Update Log 

  • June 15, 2016: New Street View added by Kelly McClanahan
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Removed category "Railroad" - Confused with another bridge of similar look
  • August 3, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Location adjustment
  • August 1, 2012: New photos from James McCray
  • July 21, 2008: New photos from James Baughn
  • July 12, 2008: Added by James Baughn


  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Missouri Historic Bridge Inventory
  • Kelly McClanahan
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com


US-40 Salt Creek Bridge
Posted January 17, 2022, by Anonymous

This bridge to be replaced in 2022.

US-40 Salt Creek Bridge
Posted June 15, 2016, by Kelly McClanahan

I did some checking in the "old" bridge here. According to the old quad map, 40 Highway was four lane, the "old" road (which most likely was the old road in the first place) was east bound lanes, and the current bridge was the west bound. At some point, most likely after I-70 was built, US was reduced to a two lane highway at that point.