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Kimberling City Bridge

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Photo taken by James Baughn

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Kimberling City Bridge

This is a portion of my Summer Vacation video where I crossed Table Rock Lake on this bridge. Enjoy!

Video posted by Mark Shannon

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge on MO 13 over Table Rock Lake (White River) at Kimberling City
Location
Stone County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1956, replacing an earlier truss bridge inundated by the lake
Design
Cantilevered Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 479.9 ft.
Total length: 1,861.4 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.62162, -93.41988   (decimal degrees)
36°37'18" N, 93°25'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/462456/4052980 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lampe
Land survey
T. 22 N., R. 23 W., Sec. 9
Inventory numbers
MoDOT A-585 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 413 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22710 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2015)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 37.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
8,197

Update Log 

  • September 9, 2016: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • November 18, 2014: New video from Mark Shannon
  • February 27, 2014: New photo from Jack Schmidt
  • September 15, 2012: New photo from Lisa Hyde
  • May 23, 2011: New photo from Molly Hill

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Comments 

Kimberling City Bridge
Posted July 24, 2013, by Kristine (kristinewilson79 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Stop by the Hillbilly Bowl, and see the big picture of the two bridges in RT's Family Restaurant. We also have framed prints for sale.

Kimberling City Bridge
Posted April 28, 2011, by Molly Hill

The "new" bridge is close to being inundated too!! :-O

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlY1Z9w6q7o

Kimberling City Bridge
Posted May 24, 2010, by Terry Chapman (tnchap [at] yahoo [dot] com)

My grandparents Carroll and Hazel Massey owned Kimberling Bridge Camp at the south end of the old bridge. I still have a few pictures of the old bridge and a picture of the old and new bridge just before it was flooded. I was pretty young but I still have some good memories of the old bridge and the white river.

Kimberling City Bridge
Posted March 21, 2010, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

I added a category today called "Inundated" for structures that have been flooded. Although this bridge is not inudated, it is the replacement for a bridge that is, and this category will make it easier for researchers to find such structures.

Kimberling City Bridge
Posted March 20, 2010, by molly Hill (birdgurl97 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Technology is a great thing! My husband and I love to fish and vacationed at table rock last year. We thought the kimberlng city bridge was really neat. We did some research to find out there was a previous bridge still in tact underwater. I wish we knew before the trip for we have a side imaging system on our boat. Fortunately someone else from the area having side imaging took an underwater picture, not to mention they had a nice photo showing both bridges before the lake was filled ( I wish they didn't draw on it, oh well) enjoy!!

Kimberling City Bridge
Posted July 28, 2009, by Steven P. Allen (steveallen855 (at) centurytel (dot) net)

Just yesterday, I visited the Corps of Engineers Visitor Center/Museum at Table Rock Dam and was delighted to find a series of four pictures of the construction of the Kimberling City Bridge, including one that showed the almost-complete trusses towering high above the White River and the still-in-use old bridge below. If you are in the area, be sure to explore there.

Kimberling City Bridge
Posted May 30, 2008, by Steven P. Allen (steveallen855 [at] centurytel [dot] net)

My family was down in the area this past week, and we once again got to drive over the bridge. The lake is currently being held at 930', and boy! is the water close to the bottom of the bridge! It isn't far below the bottom of the stone caps on the piers. I have been under the bridge in a boat, but I'll bet that not too many of the bigger boats on the lake can make it under the bridge right now.

Kimberling City Bridge
Posted January 26, 2007, by Greg Hall (cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com)

Glad to see the photo! I have a friend who owns a lake house near here and he claims to have a similar photo. He has been told that the old bridge still remains underwater. That when the water is really low, you can align yourself in a boat by using the old road bed at the banks as a guide and can see it below.

Kimberling City Bridge
Posted January 4, 2007, by Walter S. (Guitarist4u36 [at] suddenlink [dot] net)

Here's a link that I found that shows an old photograph of both the new and the old Kimberling City bridges. Hope this helps.

http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~earlyyrs/schwyhart/kimberling...

Kimberling City Bridge
Posted October 28, 2006, by H Jennings (hjennings000 [at] centurytel [dot] net)

I wish you had included a picture of the old bridge that is under the existing bridge. There is alot of history lost because people don't know of the old bridge. I would be a great addition to what you have on the new bridge.

Kimberling City Bridge
Posted July 27, 2006, by Donald Putman (dputman [at] netzero [dot] com)

I have always been fascinated with Bridges. During my last trip to Branson, we came through Kimberling City going home. I wanted to cross the Kimberling Bridge. It was nice long steel truss through cantilevered structure spanning Table Rock Lake. I give a good high Superior rating, as the best constructed Bridge ever built.

Kimberling City Bridge
Posted July 27, 2006, by Donald Putman (dputman [at] netzero [dot] com)

I have always been fascinated with Bridges. During my last trip to Branson, we came through Kimberling City going home. I wanted to cross the Kimberling Bridge. It was nice long steel truss through cantilevered structure spanning Table Rock Lake. I give a good high Superior rating, as the best constructed Bridge ever built.

Kimberling City Bridge
Posted July 6, 2006, by Paul Wilson (three_ring_cirkus [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I was raised in SW Missouri and I am very familiar with the area. For some reason, I have always been intrigued by the old Kimberling City Bridge. I knew I had seen pictures with both bridges. Try the addresses below.

If they don't work, I suggest a google search with "old kimberling city bridge".

Regards.

Paul Wilson

http://www.wildernessroadfestival.com/

http://www.themessagetree.com/specialeditionfebphoto1.htm

Kimberling City Bridge
Posted June 17, 2006, by Michael Karnell (michael-karnell [at] uiowa [dot] edu)

I brought a sailboat to use on Table Rock Lake. The mast reaches 21' above the water. Will I be able to sail under the bridge?

Kimberling City Bridge
Posted May 18, 2006, by Steve Allen (spallen [at] fidnet [dot] com)

When I was a child living down there (1970 or so), I was told about the remains of the older bridge being visible when the lake level was low. For some reason, that idea terrified me. I have had nightmares associated with this bridge into adulthood. Funny how the mind works. Anyway, I'd like to learn more about the previous bridge, such as how close the alignment was to the current one and how much of the bridge remains intact. Was the old bridge dynamited? What about the piers?

Kimberling City Bridge
Posted January 20, 2006, by Doug Ellingsworth (info [at] sevenorders [dot] com)

Working with the demolition crew, my father was the last person to drive across the old bridge. A portion of it still remains under water beneath the new bridge.