4 votes

MO45 Platte River Bridge


Platte River MO 45 Bridge

Platte River MO 45 bridge, with railroad bridge beside it

BH Photo #113848

Street View 


Lost three-span through truss bridge over Platte River on MO 45 in Farley
Platte County, Missouri
Built 1933, bypassed then removed 2012
- Snyder & Johnson of Humbolt, Iowa (Contractor)
Three riveted, 9-panel Parker through trusses
Length of largest span: 183.3 ft.
Total length: 547.7 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.27380, -94.82700   (decimal degrees)
39°16'26" N, 94°49'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/342402/4348752 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Platte City
Land survey
T. 52 N., R. 35 W., Sec. 33
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
MoDOT K-266R (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 5736 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22349 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2010)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 22, 2012: New photos from Clark Vance
  • December 21, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: It's gone....
  • September 20, 2011: New photos from Jason Smith
  • August 24, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • April 29, 2008: New photo from Max Johnson



Platte River MO 45 Bridge
Posted December 21, 2012, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

All gone. New UCEB to the east.

Platte River MO 45 Bridge
Posted July 23, 2012, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

Bridge is scheduled to be replaced after August 1, 2012

Platte River MO 45 Bridge
Posted April 18, 2011, by Andy

Below is a link to the preliminary plans for this bridge


The new bridge will be a 3 span plate girder bridge built on a new alignment just to the north of this bridge. Traffic will remain on the truss dring construction and will be removed afterwards according to the plans.

The last 6 pages of the preliminary plans are original drawings of the bridge from 1933, if anyone is interested.

Platte River MO 45 Bridge
Posted April 16, 2011, by Todd (mrwalk08 [at] aol [dot] com)

Give ten or so years, Missouri and Pennsylvania could adopt the ugly concrete eyesore as their official "state bridge".

Platte River MO 45 Bridge
Posted April 15, 2011, by Doug Burch (dougbstf [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The end is near for this oldie. May 27, 2011 MODOT will bid the project for total replacement of this project. Construction will start immediately following. I haven't seen the new plans yet to know what type the new one will be.

Platte River MO 45 Bridge
Posted March 21, 2008, by Dan Compton (stlkcdc [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Took several shots of this bridge and neighboring rail bridge. Hwy 45 automobile bridge in poor condition.