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North Fabius River CR 961 Bridge


North Fabius River CR 961 Bridge

Photo taken by Chris Gonnerman in March 2012

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)


BH Photo #227846



Bridge is located on a low maintenance (dirt) road on either end. Presently CR961 access farm fields in the bottoms along the N Fabius River. Any rain would make it difficult to reach this bridge. Bridge deck still seems solid enough, but under structure and abutments are poor with the SE Railing lying in the river below.


Pony truss bridge over North Fork of North Fabius River on CR 961
Scotland County, Missouri
Intact but closed to all traffic
Future prospects
Presently closed by means of signage and steel beam across north approach. Doubtless, this bridge is likely doomed to rot in place.
Built ca. 1915
Riveted, 4-panel Pratt half-hip pony truss
Length of largest span: 61.0 ft.
Total length: 89.8 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.56540, -92.31730   (decimal degrees)
40°33'55" N, 92°19'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/557791/4490738 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 66 N., R. 13 W., Sec. 2
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
MO 099-120000.1 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 16436 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22525 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 23 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • June 8, 2020: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Bridge is now closed; likely doomed.
  • March 17, 2012: Updated by Chris Gonnerman: Corrected location.



North Fabius River CR 961 Bridge
Posted June 8, 2020, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited here 6-08-2020. Bridge is now closed, likely has been for a couple years. While here I took some video and a few photos.