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Pape Bridge


Photo taken by Greg Hall


BH Photo #131590



Through truss bridge over Little Clear Creek on CR SW 400
St. Clair County, Missouri
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1911 by the Standard Bridge Co.
- Standard Bridge Co. of Omaha, Nebraska
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 95.1 ft.
Total length: 142.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.97174, -93.95578   (decimal degrees)
37°58'18" N, 93°57'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/416052/4203109 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 37 N., R. 28 W., Sec. 13
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
Inventory numbers
MONBI 20496 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
MO 093-262002.3 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
BH 22589 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2011)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 15.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • April 15, 2018: New photo from Neil Krout
  • December 9, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • August 4, 2016: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: moved pin
  • March 12, 2013: New photo from James Hinkle
  • September 15, 2010: Updated by Ruth Reynolds: Changed status to closed.
  • March 7, 2010: New photos from Ruth Reynolds


  • Greg Hall - cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com
  • Missouri Historic Bridge Inventory
  • Ruth Reynolds - ruthmusic [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • James Hinkle
  • Kelly McClanahan
  • Neil Krout - kickinpony [dot] 66 [at] gmail [dot] com


Pape Bridge
Posted August 20, 2009, by Mike Templeton (mk [dot] temp [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Visited the Pape bridge today, 8-20-09. It appears to be well beyond me driving across. I have heard rumors that it might be replaced.

Little Clear Creek SW 400 Bridge
Posted July 7, 2008, by Greg Hall (cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com)

Photo's date 8/6/04.

Photo 1 (91) water over road. Bridge is ahead and around a corner to the left.

Photo 2 (92) looking West.

Photo 3 (93) attempt at side shot.

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