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Menefee Ford Bridge



Photo taken by James Baughn in September 2009


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BH Photo #146931



Pony truss bridge over Lick Creek on Indiana Lane south of Perry
Ralls County, Missouri
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Recent Article Jan 2020, in Ralls County Herald Enterprise indicates this bridge is again slated for replacement.
Built 1911 by Stupp Brothers
- Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co. of St. Louis, Missouri
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 85.0 ft.
Total length: 127.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Indiana Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.41152, -91.67897   (decimal degrees)
39°24'41" N, 91°40'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/613781/4363294 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 53 N., R. 7 W., Sec. 3
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
MO 087-202002.0 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 18869 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22409 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 21, 2020: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Bridge is again being slated for replacement by Ralls County Commission
  • December 21, 2017: New photos from K. Allen Ballard
  • December 27, 2014: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Bridge is scheduled for replacement, at one time the County was offering it to anyone who would like to relocate it. Don't know if that us still the case or not.
  • August 22, 2011: New photos from Ben Tate
  • October 3, 2009: New photos from James Baughn


  • Missouri Historic Bridge Inventory
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • K. Allen Ballard - speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com


Menefee Ford Bridge
Posted August 4, 2015, by Karen Daniels (karen [dot] daniels [at] modot [dot] mo [dot] gov)

Contact the County Commission and the County Roads/Highway Department--they can tell you if they would still accept proposals to reuse the bridge.

Menefee Ford Bridge
Posted August 1, 2015, by Kim or Ed (steveede [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

We are interested in purchasing a bridge how do i find out if this bridge is still available?