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Back Creek Bridge


Deck View

Looking South

Photo taken by John Christeson in February 2010


BH Photo #155800


Written by John Christeson

Bridge over Back creek On Rt OO (former US 61/67) south of Farmington


Concrete tee beam bridge over Back Creek on Route OO
St. Francois County, Missouri
Open to traffic
Built 1929; rehabilitated 1974
Concrete tee beam
Length of largest span: 42.7 ft.
Total length: 128.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.75000, -90.36667   (decimal degrees)
37°45'00" N, 90°22'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/732002/4181342 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Knob Lick
Land survey
T. 35 N., R. 6 E., Sec. 9
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
MONBI 5010 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 44126 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
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: 46.4 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 20, 2010: Essay added by John Christeson
  • February 13, 2010: Added by John Christeson


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Back Creek Bridge
Posted April 19, 2013, by Carl Belken (cbgbrb [at] gmail [dot] com)

I APOLOGIZE SO VERY MUCH!! I WAS WRONG! This is back creek. Those trees were not there when I was a kid. That was what made me think it was Wolf Creek. Please delete my first comment. Things have changed very much since i was there last.

Again I sincerely apologize.

Back Creek Bridge
Posted April 19, 2013, by Carl Belken (cbgbrb [at] gmail [dot] com)

I'm originally from this area and traveled this road many times. I once joked that I could drive it with my eyes closed. I no longer live in the area and it's been 10 years since I have been back but this photo looks like it's the WOLF CREEK BRIDGE. If it were Back Creek you'd be able to see the Kollmeyer Dairy farm in the background if it still exists.

Back in May of 1970 I was coming home from high school with a friend when we came upon an accident at the Wolf Creek bridge. I was concerned because my mom drove a brown 65 Plymouth and she would have been going to work at the time. On that bridge sat a car that was too mangled to tell what make and model it was AND it was the same color as moms car. What had happened was this car had collided head on with a concrete truck. The impact was so hard that the truck was off in the creek. I wanted to go check and see if it was MOM but stopped when I saw the Highway patrolman look in the car and his face turned very pale. It WAS NOT my mom but the poor woman in the car had been decapitated and killed instantly.

I know the Wolf Creek Bridge very well.