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Canning Factory Road Bridge


Photos anonymously posted to the forum on January 16, 2013

BH Photo #323950



Lost two-span through truss bridge over Indian Creek on SW-71-10 (Canning Factory Road) in the southwest part of Anderson
Anderson, McDonald County, Missouri
Replaced by a new bridge on altered alignment
Built 1908 by the Marcus Bridge & Iron Co.; replaced 2001
- Marcus Bridge & Iron Co.
Two pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through trusses
Length of largest span: 111.8 ft.
Total length: 222.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.64687, -94.44680   (decimal degrees)
36°38'49" N, 94°26'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/370672/4056674 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 22 N., R. 33 W., Sec. 12
Inventory numbers
MO 060-209000.1 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 19042 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22019 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 15, 2016: Updated by Clark Vance: Removed "low water" from replacement description
  • May 4, 2015: Photos imported by Luke



Canning Factory Road Bridge
Posted May 14, 2016, by Monnie Sears (searsfamily [at] mchsi [dot] com)

The replacement bridge is not a low-water bridge.

Canning Factory Road Bridge
Posted May 4, 2015, by Jay C. (integrator97 [at] ymail [dot] com)

I went over this bridge several times in the 1970's, growing up there. We used to swim in the creek below the bridge. It was about 50 yards north of the current bridge. I wish they had left it up for foot traffic and fishing. Not that Indian Creek has much fish worth catching.

The Canning Factory is the long building on mill road (Google satellite view), which in the 70's was vacant for a while; a Halloween spook-house by the Jaycees for a while; and an egg processing plant. Not sure what it is used for now.

Canning Factory Road Bridge
Posted January 16, 2013, by Anonymous

Here are some photographs