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Landing Road Bridge


Pony truss bridge over Crooked River on Landing Road
Ray County, Missouri
Replaced by concrete bridge
Built ca. 1920
Riveted Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 69.8 ft.
Total length: 123.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.29333, -93.89333   (decimal degrees)
39°17'36" N, 93°53'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/422964/4349709 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 52 N., R. 27 W., Sec. 26
Inventory numbers
MO 089-248000.8 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 20136 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22441 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 25, 2008: Updated by John Kritos


  • John Kritos - jmkrito [at] yahoo [dot] com


April 2022: Landing Road Bridge to be replaced, now available for FREE to any agency that can transport & use it
Posted April 22, 2022, by Brent Hugh (brent [at] brenthugh [dot] com)

The Landing Road Bridge is soon to be replaced. The old bridge is available for free now, under MoDOT's Free Bridge Program, to any agency willing to transport and use it. The attached flyer has more details.


Bridge No. 25700161 is a pin-connected, 6 panel, Pratt through truss bridge with wooden decking. The two approach spans are multi-band fixed metal stringers. The bridge is a total of 162 feet long, with a 102 foot span. The deck width is 10.8 feet and the vertical clearance of 13 feet. It rests on concrete block piers.

The bridge was built in 1889 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio, a company established in 1864. Its most frequently produced items were the fairly short span iron truss bridges that were fabricated in its factory and then shipped by rialto the station closest to their ultimate site. Local contractors then assembled the bridge.

The bridge is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion C - Engineering at a local level. The bridge is a good example of a Pratt through truss bridge, a type of bridge advertised in the Wrought Iron Bridge Company’s 1882 catalogue as the “most universally adopted for both railway and highway bridges of medium span.”

The Ray County Commission is now accepting proposals for the relocation and reuse of the bridge or its components until June 15, 2022. Information about the bridge is available from Bob King, Ray County Presiding Commissioner at 200 West Main Street, Richmond, MO 64085, 816-773-4507 or at raycountycommisssioners@yahoo.com. Preservation covenants may accompany the bridge.

See https://www.modot.org/historic-bridge-morton-bridge

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