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Sandy Creek Covered Bridge 25-50-01


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Covered bridge over Sandy Creek on Lemay Ferry Road north of Hillsboro
Jefferson County, Missouri
Open to pedestrians only
Future prospects
Built 1872 by the House Springs, Big River Valley Macadamized and Gravel Road Co. at a cost of $2,000
Howe through truss
Span length: 76.0 ft.
Total length: 76.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.5 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 8, 1970
Also called
LeMay Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.29406, -90.52637   (decimal degrees)
38°17'39" N, 90°31'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/716324/4241336 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Belews Creek
Inventory numbers
WGCB 25-50-01 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 70000337 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 21769 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 21, 2020: New photos from John Christeson
  • May 24, 2019: New photos from Joe Sonderman
  • May 15, 2018: New photo from Rusty Weisman
  • February 26, 2017: New photos from David Huffman
  • January 29, 2017: New photos from John Christeson
  • July 17, 2016: Updated by Tony Dillon: Changed truss type to Howe...as it is not a Paddleford truss as was listed.
  • November 21, 2015: New photos from John Christeson
  • August 28, 2014: New photos from John Christeson
  • February 25, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • January 31, 2010: New photo from Robert Stephenson
  • November 9, 2005: Revamped page, posted photo from Keith Stiern



Sandy Creek Covered Bridge
Posted August 24, 2009, by Sharon Spear (sweetsexysharon [at] gmail [dot] com)

I was reading an article in the August 20, 2009 Arnold-Imperial Leader newspaper about DNR proposed plans for the bridge and the surrounding park area. I can't post a link to the article because the newspaper doesn't have an online edition. But the article did provide a link to the DNR website and the proposed plans.


The third section is about the bridge. There are plans to create an engineered swale to divert flood waters away from the bridge.

Comments can be emailed to the DNR through August 24, 2009. There's a link to the email in the first paragraph of the article.

My apologies for such short notice on this. I just got around to reading the paper this morning.

Sandy Creek Covered Bridge
Posted October 30, 2006, by brad siegmund (spas121950 [at] msn [dot] com)

Wonderful,but what are all those trees on the north side surrounding the info kiosk?

They have large prominent seed pods(6-10 inches) Thanks.