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Klein Road Bridge


Side view

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Through truss bridge over Petite Saline Creek on Klein Road south of Wooldridge
Moniteau County, Missouri
Intact but closed to all traffic; however, ends are not barricaded.
Built 1900-01 by the Kansas City Bridge Co.
- Kansas City Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 127.9 ft.
Total length: 160.1 ft.
Deck width: 12.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.88748, -92.50548   (decimal degrees)
38°53'15" N, 92°30'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/542889/4304406 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 48 N., R. 15 W., Sec. 25
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory numbers
MO 068-001001.1 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 12162 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22079 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2012)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • June 29, 2017: New photos from K. Allen Ballard
  • June 28, 2017: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Changed status to closed; future unknown.
  • August 3, 2005: Posted new photos



Klein Road Bridge
Posted June 28, 2017, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited here, June 27, 2017. This is one of those must see bridges, especially as a great 'photog' subject. The light was amazing at 8am with a light fog.

Bridge is 'closed' but no barricades are present; deck has been removed in about 4 places to hinder vehicles. Given it's present condition I would agree it likely WAS pretty exciting to cross in a car or truck when it was last open.

I did not venture across it on foot today, because I was alone. No sense in risking anything just for a few more pictures from the other side on this trip.

Klein Road Bridge
Posted December 23, 2014, by Steven Eichelberger

This bridge was closed the last few times I have been there.

Klein Road Bridge
Posted October 18, 2007, by Devin Denman

This bridge is THE SCARIEST bridge to go over, ever. It always scares me sooo much everytime i go over it.