Rating:
3 votes

Old Monroe Bridge

Photos 

East side

Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #105984

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Facts 

Overview
Three-span through truss bridge over Cuivre River on Main Street (Old MO 79) in Old Monroe
Location
Old Monroe, Lincoln County, Missouri, and St. Charles County, Missouri
Status
Closed to all traffic.
History
Built 1930
Design
Three riveted, skewed, 8-panel Pratt through trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 143.0 ft.
Total length: 526.8 ft.
Deck width: 20.3 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.92871, -90.74601   (decimal degrees)
38°55'43" N, 90°44'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/695383/4311280 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Winfield
Land survey
Survey #1795 (T. 48 N., R. 2 E.)
Inventory numbers
MO 057-321500.1 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 21743 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21917 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2014)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 28.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
500

Update Log 

  • November 24, 2016: Updated by Chris Perry: Bridge is now closed to traffic
  • August 10, 2008: Bridge is open again
  • April 23, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson
  • June 6, 2005: Posted new photos

Sources 

  • Greg Hall - cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Chris Perry

Comments 

Old Monroe Bridge
Posted October 12, 2015, by Robert Brown (kansas57 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Th bridge has been closed to all vehicle traffic since early July 2015 following damage to the abutments caused by flooding on the Cuivre River. The water was touching the bottom of the bridge. You can still walk on it.

Old Monroe Bridge
Posted February 10, 2013, by JC

what can we do to save this historic structure.....Help us save our bridge

Old Monroe Bridge
Posted March 10, 2008, by GregP (lopull1 [at] aol [dot] com)

Bridge was closed to all traffic 03/09/2008.

Appears car accident on the North side of bridge severely damaged the guard rail leaving a large gap on that approach. From what I saw of most of the railing it wouldn't take much of an impact to just about tear the rail off clean. Most of the railing was barely attached because of rust damage. Bridge is in very poor shape.