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Buffalo Road Bridge



Facing north from the levee

Photo taken by John Kritos in September 2008


BH Photo #125102


Pratt through truss bridge over Crooked River on Buffalo Road
Ray County, Missouri
Built 1908 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: 119.0 ft.
Total length: 159.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.25795, -93.85627   (decimal degrees)
39°15'29" N, 93°51'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/432969/4343142 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 51 N., R. 26 W., Sec. 6
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
MO 089-289001.3 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 21103 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22423 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 18.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • August 14, 2022: Updated by Brandon Cooper: Added category "Lally columns"
  • December 19, 2021: New photos from Neil Krout
  • February 6, 2021: New photos from Neil Krout
  • August 25, 2019: New photos from Neil Krout
  • November 11, 2018: New photos from Neil Krout
  • May 31, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • March 30, 2009: Updated by John Kritos
  • September 25, 2008: New photos from John Kritos



Buffalo Road Bridge
Posted August 14, 2022, by Zach Pumphery (pump1990 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge is one of my favorites in the area, it's a real shame it's in such bad shape, but between the placement, constant barraging with water, and little traffic it was doomed at some point.

This was taken on March 24, 2019 during a near record flooding year. The Corps of Engineers actually had the railroad place a slow order (speed restriction) on the adjacent Crooked River bridge to lessen the vibrations of the soil in the levee for fear it could have been further weakened or altogether compromised.

Buffalo Road Bridge
Posted November 11, 2018, by Neil Krout (kickinpony [dot] 66 [at] gmail [dot] com)

As of 11/11/2018 bridge is closed. There is a large snag of logs on the West side of the bridge. I didn't venture out onto the bridge to see if it was damaged or not.