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Morton Bridge



Facing Northeast

Photo taken by John Kritos in July 2007


BH Photo #124856


Through truss bridge over Crooked River on Landing Road
Ray County, Missouri
Open to traffic with 3 Ton Weight Limit
Built 1889 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 102.0 ft.
Total length: 162.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.29423, -93.88900   (decimal degrees)
39°17'39" N, 93°53'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/423339/4349805 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 57 N., R. 27 W., Sec. 24
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
MO 089-257001.6 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 20376 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22442 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 19.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 6, 2021: New photos from Neil Krout
  • December 30, 2015: New photos from Neil Krout
  • October 5, 2009: New photos from James Baughn
  • September 20, 2008: New photo from John Kritos
  • October 8, 2007: Posted photos from John Kritos


  • John Kritos - jmkrito [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Missouri Historic Bridge Inventory
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Neil Krout - kickinpony [dot] 66 [at] gmail [dot] com


Morton Bridge
Posted April 22, 2022, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The incorrect bridge was linked in the previous post. This is the bridge that is available for reuse.

Hopefully someone will step forward to save this beauty!

Canding Road Bridge
Posted February 1, 2007, by Steve Betts (skbetts47 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

To whom it may concern,

This old plank bridge (Listed as Canding Road Bridge #20376) is on Landing Road, not Canding Road, and is referred to locally as the Morton Bridge, being close by the old Morton Community and Church of that name nearby. I have traveled over this bridge many times over the last 55 years or so on trips to my Aunts farmhouse just a short distance away from the bridge.

I have enclosed some pics taken in 2004 on the last trip I made to the area with my mother who has always been terrified to cross the bridge on the way to her favorite aunts homeplace just around the corner.