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McLean Branch MO 79 Bridge


Photo taken by Greg Hall


BH Photo #131584


Street View 


Through truss bridge over McLean Branch on MO 79 at Winfield
Winfield, Lincoln County, Missouri
Replaced by a new bridge
Future prospects
Replacement scheduled to begin 03/23/20 Per City of Winfield social media page.
Built 1938
- R.B. Potashnick Construction, Inc. of Cape Girardeau, Missouri (Contractor)
Riveted, skewed, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Span length: 116.1 ft.
Total length: 116.1 ft.
Deck width: 23.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.99907, -90.73873   (decimal degrees)
38°59'57" N, 90°44'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/695820/4319105 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 49 N., R. 2 E., Sec. 24
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
MoDOT K-341 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 5776 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21914 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 16.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 28, 2020: New photos from Chris Perry
  • March 4, 2020: Updated by Chris Perry: Updated Status
  • January 10, 2019: Updated by Chris Perry: Slated for Replacement
  • May 7, 2018: New photos from David Huffman
  • January 2, 2017: New photos from James Baughn
  • August 1, 2016: New photo from David Backlin
  • April 24, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • June 6, 2005: Posted new photos



McLean Branch MO 79 Bridge
Posted April 9, 2020, by Darren Snow (mrdarrensnow [at] gmail [dot] com)

I'd say "open to traffic" isn't accurate anymore, as demolition is under way! I really hate to see these old truss bridges go.

McLean Branch MO 79 Bridge
Posted March 28, 2020, by Chris Perry

Demolition and replacement is now underway.

McLean Branch MO 79 Bridge
Posted January 1, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Excellent. We look forward to seeing the photos. Missouri has definitely lost some nice bridges in the last couple decades.

McLean Branch MO 79 Bridge
Posted January 1, 2017, by Daniel Hogbin (danielhogbin7 [at] gmail [dot] com)

You should probably come out and see this bridge soon, all the other bridges have been being torn down and replaced I am going to go out Monday and see it on 01/02/17 and take a more close look at the span, and upload the photos from the trip.