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Middle Fabius River MO 16 Bridge


Middle Fabius River MO 16 Bridge

Photo taken by Chris Gonnerman in August 2011


BH Photo #210694


Street View 


Bridge is one of two being replaced at same time in 2017. Both are within 4 miles of each other. 2nd bridge is just below (SW) of Monticello. Detours are via Ewing or gravel roads. Scheduled for completion Fall 2017.


Pony truss bridge over Middle Fabius River on MO 16
Lewis County, Missouri
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1930; Replaced 2017
- Martin Wunderlich of Jefferson City, Missouri, and St. Paul, Minnesota
Riveted Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Length of largest span: 90.5 ft.
Total length: 367.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.09373, -91.73574   (decimal degrees)
40°05'37" N, 91°44'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/607771/4438925 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 61 N., R. 8 W., Sec. 12
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
MoDOT J-157R (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 5276 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21875 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 30.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 2, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Replaced
  • July 12, 2017: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Bridge is gone, new one is being built.
  • August 26, 2011: New photo from Chris Gonnerman
  • April 28, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn



Middle Fabius River MO 16 Bridge
Posted January 29, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

As much as we all hate to see bridges get demolished, it is good to have some advance warning.

Middle Fabius River MO 16 Bridge
Posted January 28, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Tillerman, you win the award for "Bearer Of Bad News"!

Middle Fabius River MO 16 Bridge
Posted January 28, 2017, by tillerman

Bridge to replaced in 2017.