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Mississippi County Road 307 Bridge



Photo taken by James Baughn in August 2009


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Pony truss on CR 307 (Old US 60) near Birds Point over a drainage ditch emptying into Brewer Lake
Mississippi County, Missouri
Intact but closed to all traffic
Built 1921
Riveted, 5-panel Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 67.9 ft.
Total length: 71.8 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.94611, -89.17136   (decimal degrees)
36°56'46" N, 89°10'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/306651/4091096 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 27 N., R. 17 E., Sec. 36
314 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
Inventory numbers
MONBI 13254 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22061 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2011)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 39.9 (out of 100)
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5-panel truss (484)
Built 1921 (553)
Built during 1920s (9,689)
Closed (2,622)
Mississippi County, Missouri (30)
Missouri (6,196)
Owned by county (20,257)
Pony truss (15,854)
Pratt pony truss (3,535)
Pratt truss (8,961)
Riveted (2,133)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,789)
Structurally deficient (15,322)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,071)
Truss (31,783)
US 60 (78)
US 62 (78)
Wooden deck (6,017)

Update Log 

  • September 19, 2012: New photos from J.P.
  • September 8, 2009: New photos from James Baughn


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Mississippi County Road 307 Bridge
Posted March 8, 2010, by mark "sparky" eddleman (mgabbyjr [at] aol [dot] com)

nice bridge, lol, compared to the previous bridge that was there, which i began crossing in 1964, right after i was born. as an older child, i remember the 3 hour drive from st louis area to that point, when dad pulled up to that levee, it seemed huge back then, he would stop and blow the horn, which always woke you if sleeping, and then we would have to cross the bridge. my sisters would scream and hated it. my dad, the late glenn "gabby" eddleman was born there, my grandfather, glen "pete" eddleman lived there until 1973.

i still visit the area and love the pictures. anyone interested in hearing more, well they called my dad "gabby", and this nut didn't fall far from the tree. mgabbyjr@aol.com sparky