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Lime Kiln Road Bridge


General View Of Truss Span

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #124069

Street View 


Through truss bridge over Shoal Creek on Lime Kiln Road north of Neosho
Neosho, Newton County, Missouri
Open to pedestrians
Built 1882 as a railroad bridge by the King Bridge Co.; later relocated here for vehicular traffic
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Wrought iron, pin-connected, 8-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.89531, -94.36955   (decimal degrees)
36°53'43" N, 94°22'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/377972/4084134 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 25 N., R. 31 W., Sec. 7
Inventory number
BH 22169 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 13, 2020: New photos from Darren T Snow
  • August 5, 2009: New photo from Nathan Morton
  • September 14, 2008: New photos from James Baughn


  • HAER MO-5 - Lime Kiln Road Bridge
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Darren T Snow


Lime Kiln Road Bridge
Posted February 24, 2019, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Not really sure if this was actually a railroad bridge. The underneath of the bridge makes me think no, but the trusses could possibly be heavy enough.

Lime Kiln Road Bridge
Posted April 26, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Well put Gene.

Lime Kiln Road Bridge
Posted April 26, 2009, by Gene McCluney (mccluney [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

If I have posted any information that was in error, please feel free to correct it. I have never, myself, posted photos on a bridge that wasn't real. Of course, I have nothing to do with the HAER photos on this lost bridge.

Lime Kiln Road Bridge
Posted April 26, 2009, by Tim Lord

Like your posting random bridges with unknown locations or wrong information.

Lime Kiln Road Bridge
Posted April 15, 2009, by Gene McCluney (mccluney [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Since this is a site made up of volunteer contributions, why don't you do some research and find out yourself what Railroad this bridge was originally purchased by the county from. Go down to the county courthouse and look thru the county court records, rather than just posting questions that no one can answer.

Lime Kiln Road Bridge
Posted April 15, 2009, by jack (jackkav [at] sbcGLOBAL [dot] NeT)

what rr was it?