Missouri Website Statistics

All Bridges

  • Total listed Missouri bridges: 5,831
  • Bridges with photos: 2,748 (47.1%)
  • Bridges with Street View: 1,283 (22.0%)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 5,736 (98.4%)

  • Total photos: 21,208

Extant Bridges

  • Extant bridges: 3,082 (52.9% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 1,954 (63.4% of extant)
  • Bridges with Street View: 978 (31.7% of extant)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 3,074 (99.7% of extant)

Lost Bridges

  • Lost bridges: 2,689 (46.1% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 772 (28.7% of lost)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 2,603 (96.8% of lost)

Oldest Listed Bridges

  1. Perche Creek Covered Bridge (Boone County, built 1851, lost)
  2. Blackwater River Covered Bridge (Saline County, built 1852, lost)
  3. Red Bridge 25-36-01x (Franklin County, built 1852, destroyed by storm)
  4. Salt Fork Covered Bridge (Saline County, built 1852, lost)
  5. Irondale Arch Bridge (Washington County, built 1856, open to traffic)
  6. Stoutsville Covered Bridge (Monroe County, built 1857, lost)
  7. Jefferson Street Bridge (Cole County, built 1857, replaced by new bridge)
  8. Wabash Railroad Bridge #1918 (Randolph County, built 1858, closed to all traffic)
  9. Shoal Creek Covered Bridge (Caldwell County, built 1859, removed)
  10. Mexico Road Covered Bridge 25-69-01x (Monroe County, built 1859, lost)

Oldest Listed Extant Bridges

  1. Irondale Arch Bridge (Washington County, built 1856, open to traffic)
  2. Wabash Railroad Bridge #1918 (Randolph County, built 1858, closed to all traffic)
  3. Wabash - Cowmire Creek Arch (St. Louis County, built 1860, abandoned)
  4. Wabash Railroad Bridge #365 (Audrain County, built 1860, open to traffic)
  5. Benton Park Brick Arch Bridge (St. Louis, built 1866, open to pedestrians)
  6. Wabash Railroad Bridge #676 (Boone County, built 1866, open to traffic)
  7. Wabash Railroad Bridge #674 (Boone County, built 1866, open to traffic)
  8. Wabash Railroad Bridge #671 (Boone County, built 1866, open to traffic)
  9. Wabash Railroad Bridge #682 (Boone County, built 1868, open to traffic)
  10. Wabash Railroad Bridge #679 (Boone County, built 1868, open to traffic)

By Design

  • Arch: 280 (4.8%)
    • Deck arch: 269 (4.6%)
      • Brick arch: 4 (0.07%)
      • Closed-spandrel arch: 136 (2.3%)
      • Corrugated multi-plate arch: 1 (0.02%)
      • Luten arch: 14 (0.2%)
      • Open-spandrel arch: 44 (0.8%)
      • Ribbed closed-spandrel arch: 2 (0.03%)
      • Steel arch: 7 (0.1%)
      • Stone arch: 49 (0.8%)
    • Pony arch: 1 (0.02%)
      • Concrete pony arch: 1 (0.02%)
    • Through arch: 6 (0.1%)
      • Steel through arch: 6 (0.1%)

  • Beam: 1,468 (25.2%)
    • Stringer: 1,045 (17.9%)
      • Concrete stringer: 42 (0.7%)
      • Steel stringer: 711 (12.2%)
      • Timber stringer: 142 (2.4%)
    • Concrete tee beam: 363 (6.2%)

  • Culvert: 149 (2.6%)
    • Concrete culvert: 39 (0.7%)
    • Stone culvert: 42 (0.7%)

  • Ferry: 10 (0.2%)

  • Floating: 1 (0.02%)
    • Pontoon: 1 (0.02%)

  • Rigid frame: 29 (0.5%)
    • Concrete rigid frame: 21 (0.4%)
    • Steel rigid frame: 4 (0.07%)

  • Girder: 398 (6.8%)
    • Deck girder: 207 (3.5%)
      • Concrete deck girder: 34 (0.6%)
      • Deck plate girder: 163 (2.8%)
    • Pony/through girder: 137 (2.3%)
      • Concrete pony/through girder: 9 (0.2%)
      • Pony/through plate girder: 119 (2.0%)

  • Other: 37 (0.6%)

  • Slab: 203 (3.5%)

  • Suspension: 54 (0.9%)
    • Eyebar suspension: 1 (0.02%)
    • Self-anchor suspension: 2 (0.03%)
    • Cable-stayed: 4 (0.07%)
    • Wire suspension: 47 (0.8%)

  • Truss: 2,927 (50.2%)
    • Bedstead pony truss: 237 (4.1%)
      • Bedstead double-intersection Warren pony truss: 63 (1.1%)
      • Bedstead Pratt pony truss: 133 (2.3%)
      • Bedstead Warren pony truss: 41 (0.7%)
    • Deck truss: 27 (0.5%)
      • Pratt deck truss: 8 (0.1%)
      • Warren deck truss: 16 (0.3%)
        • Warren deck truss with all verticals: 4 (0.07%)
    • Modern truss: 11 (0.2%)
      • Modern through truss: 6 (0.1%)
        • Modern bowstring pony truss: 2 (0.03%)
        • Modern Pratt pony truss: 3 (0.05%)
        • Modern Warren pony truss: 1 (0.02%)
      • Modern through truss: 4 (0.07%)
        • Modern bowstring through truss: 2 (0.03%)
        • Modern Pratt through truss: 1 (0.02%)
    • Pony truss: 1,767 (30.3%)
      • Bailey pony truss: 4 (0.07%)
      • Miller & Borcherding pony truss: 13 (0.2%)
      • Bowstring pony truss: 4 (0.07%)
      • Double-intersection Warren pony truss: 8 (0.1%)
      • Howe pony truss: 1 (0.02%)
      • Kingpost pony truss: 11 (0.2%)
      • Other pony truss: 1 (0.02%)
      • Parker pony truss: 55 (0.9%)
      • Polygonal Warren pony truss: 42 (0.7%)
        • Polygonal Warren pony truss with alternating verticals: 4 (0.07%)
        • Polygonal Warren pony truss with all verticals: 7 (0.1%)
      • Pratt pony truss: 587 (10.1%)
      • Half-hip Pratt pony truss: 109 (1.9%)
      • Queenpost pony truss: 4 (0.07%)
      • Warren pony truss: 325 (5.6%)
        • Warren pony truss with alternating verticals: 58 (1.0%)
        • Warren pony truss with all verticals: 14 (0.2%)
    • Through truss: 868 (14.9%)
      • Baltimore through truss: 13 (0.2%)
      • Bowstring through truss: 5 (0.09%)
      • Burr arch-truss: 6 (0.1%)
      • Camelback through truss: 20 (0.3%)
      • Double-intersection Warren through truss: 1 (0.02%)
      • Fink through truss: 1 (0.02%)
      • Howe through truss: 29 (0.5%)
      • Lattice through truss: 1 (0.02%)
        • Quadrangular lattice through truss: 1 (0.02%)
      • Multiple Kingpost through truss: 1 (0.02%)
      • Other through truss: 1 (0.02%)
      • Parker through truss: 100 (1.7%)
      • Pennsylvania through truss: 30 (0.5%)
      • Polygonal Warren through truss: 5 (0.09%)
      • Post through truss: 1 (0.02%)
      • Pratt through truss: 490 (8.4%)
      • Waddell "A" through truss: 1 (0.02%)
      • Warren through truss: 61 (1.0%)
        • Warren through truss with alternating verticals: 1 (0.02%)
        • Warren through truss with no verticals: 1 (0.02%)
        • Warren through truss with sub-panels: 5 (0.09%)
        • Warren through truss with all verticals: 5 (0.09%)
      • Whipple through truss: 12 (0.2%)

  • Tunnel: 25 (0.4%)

  • Unknown: 250 (4.3%)