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Meramec River MO 21 Bridge

Photos 

View from a distance

Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #107252

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Steel through arch bridge over the Meramec River on Tesson Ferry Road (Missouri State Highway 21) at the St. Louis / Jefferson County line
Location
St. Louis County, Missouri
Status
Open to four lanes of traffic
History
Built 1940; rehabilitated 2010
Builders
- Massman Construction Co. of Kansas City, Missouri (Contractor)
- Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co. of St. Louis, Missouri (Fabrication)
Design
Cantilevered tied through arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 264.0 ft.
Total length: 647.8 ft.
Deck width: 45.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.46298, -90.41478   (decimal degrees)
38°27'47" N, 90°24'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/725558/4260352 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Maxville
Land survey
T. 43 N., R. 5 E., Sec. 13
Inventory numbers
MoDOT K-637R (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 5881 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22650 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 50.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
17,929

Update Log 

  • May 24, 2014: New photos from Roger Deschner
  • March 28, 2013: New photo from John Christeson
  • April 14, 2011: New photo from John Christeson
  • July 18, 2010: New Street View added by Kim Harvey
  • July 16, 2010: Updated by Mark Dellbringge: Deck has been replaced and superstructure repainted
  • November 28, 2005: Posted new photos

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Comments 

Meramec River MO 21 Bridge
Posted July 16, 2010, by Mark Dellbringge

more photos of portal entrance and driving southbound across the bridge.

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Meramec River MO 21 Bridge
Posted August 16, 2009, by Sharon Spear (sweetsexysharon [at] gmail [dot] com)

The deck of the bridge is currently being replaced. The news release is here.

http://www.modot.mo.gov/stlouis/news_and_information/Distric...