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Mason Bridge


Photo taken by Greg Hall


BH Photo #109646



Lost through truss bridge over Big Piney River on Mason Road (Old MO 32) west of Licking
Texas County, Missouri
Removed after being closed for some time
Built 1926 by the Concrete & Steel Construction Co.
- Concrete & Steel Construction Co. of Joplin, Missouri
Pin-connected, 8-panel Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 151.9 ft.
Total length: 271.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.50640, -91.98367   (decimal degrees)
37°30'23" N, 91°59'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/589826/4151536 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 32 N., R. 10 W., Sec. 1
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
Inventory numbers
MONBI 24624 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22741 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2006)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • June 7, 2019: New photos from Joe Sonderman
  • October 29, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status per forum post



Mason Bridge
Posted December 4, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)
Mason Bridge
Posted October 29, 2011, by Greg Hall (cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com)

Visited on 10/2/2011 and bridge and supports had been removed. From appearance, probably was removed long before, maybe a year or more. Road remains closed at bridge location.

Mason Bridge
Posted January 3, 2008, by Greg Hall (cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com)

Don't know when it was closed, but judging from the grass on the sides of the approach, it has been a while.

GPS N37 30.293, W091 59.023

Date of photo's 12/31/07

1- Looking North

2- Plaque

3- Looking South

4- Sign located on North side of river

5- Looking South/West

6- Paint date-possible last maintenance?

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