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US 61 Taylor Bridge (Old)



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Abutments for the previous bridge still remain upstream of the current bridge; this was likely a Camelback design as was the Wakonda River Bridge in LaGrange replaced about the same time. The LaGrange bridge or possibly the previous Taylor bridge was moved to Steffenville, MO and it still remains there as of 2018. See Deacon/Mesmer Bridge, Shelby County, MO.


Lost through truss bridge over North Fabius River on CR 313 (Old US 24/61)
Marion County, Missouri
Bleigh Construction of Hannibal MO demolished the bridge the week of August 5th 2019.
Built 1929, replacing an earlier bridge, likely a camelback design similar to the one in LaGrange, MO over the Wakonda River.
Riveted, 10-panel Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 200.0 ft.
Total length: 201.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.93655, -91.52522   (decimal degrees)
39°56'12" N, 91°31'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/626006/4421755 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 59 N., R. 6 W., Sec. 2
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
MO 064-304000.7 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 21384 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22015 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17.5 (out of 100)
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10-panel truss (225)
Built 1929 (1,058)
Built during 1920s (10,256)
Have street view (28,893)
Lost (28,445)
Lost 2019 (160)
Lost during 2010s (3,599)
Marion County, Missouri (64)
Missouri (6,562)
Owned by county (21,607)
Parker through truss (1,406)
Parker truss (1,801)
Riveted (2,508)
Span length 175-250 feet (2,058)
Through truss (16,759)
Total length 175-250 feet (4,475)
Truss (35,432)
US 24 (49)
US 61 (101)

Update Log 

  • September 7, 2021: New photo from Steve Conro
  • August 27, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 14, 2019: New photo from Jeremy Ruble
  • August 13, 2019: Updated by Nathan Holth: Demolished as part of replacement project bid June 2019.
  • February 23, 2018: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Update some description and historical references.
  • February 2, 2018: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • February 2, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Closed
  • April 3, 2006: Posted new photos



Old US61 Taylor Bridge
Posted February 23, 2018, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

Correction to my previous comment; CR143 will be replaced, Whitaker Ford bridge in Marion County, not CR153.

Old US61 Taylor Bridge
Posted February 2, 2018, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

Live TV News story from this bridge this week. Marion Co. commissioners are replacing several smaller bridges this year and bids will be let for the replacement of the Taylor bridge around Oct/Nov and construction would begin Jan 2019. See attached news story. In the meantime 3 other smaller bridges/culverts are in the works; Co Rd 153, CR404 and CR423. CR423, a non-descript concrete/girder span over Bear Creek in Withers Mill (built in 1950) Has already been removed this week. MODOT had deemed it as the worst bridge in Marion County. All three will likely be replaced by culverts.

Taylor Bridge news story.


US61 Taylor Bridge
Posted February 1, 2018, by Don Morrison


An article from October 2017 suggests the Taylor bridge is closed pending replacement in 2018.