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Lime Kiln / Shinn Bridge


Lime Kiln Bridge, facing south

Photo taken by Chris Gonnerman in April 2010


BH Photo #204044



REMOVED; Formerly abandoned wrought iron through truss bridge over Middle Fabius River on CR 373
Lewis County, Missouri
REMOVED; Gone by Dec 2, 2014; Deck was in very bad condition, county closed it by means of piling large rocks at each end
Future prospects
Has been removed in last couple of years, it still shows on Google Earth 2012. Approach is mostly obliterated to excavate large farm tractor low water crossing. Only north shore pilings remain. South shore pilings next to former road.
Built 1896 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Wrought iron, pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 187.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Shinn Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.18250, -91.90149   (decimal degrees)
40°10'57" N, 91°54'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/593518/4448592 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Deer Ridge
Land survey
T. 62 N., R. 09 W., Sec. 9
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
MO 056-060002.3 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 14225 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21871 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 16.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 6, 2015: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Updated info to show on county page.
  • December 2, 2014: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Bridge removed; Updated general info; Visited location Dec 2, 2014.
  • August 8, 2011: Updated by Chris Gonnerman: Added alternate name.
  • July 14, 2011: Updated by Chris Gonnerman: Updated description; hope this fixes it not being gray in the main listing
  • July 12, 2011: Updated by Chris Gonnerman: Updated status to "closed."