Neil Krout

About Me 

Email: kickinpony [dot] 66 [at] gmail [dot] com

I've loved History for as long as I can remember. It all started with WW-II aircraft, when I went to Airshow's with my Dad. I was lucky to be able to cross Historic Bridges, in the Lake of the Ozarks region of Missouri, when I was a kid. Discovering this website has been a true gift. I am able to visit locations, and document Historical Artifacts.

Recent Updates 

Second Creek Road Bridge (Clay County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Second Creek on Second Creek Road at Smithville
November 18, 2018: New photos
Second Creek Road Bridge (Clay County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Second Creek on Second Creek Road at Smithville
November 16, 2018: New photos
Buffalo Road Bridge (Ray County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge over Crooked River on Buffalo Road
November 11, 2018: New photos
SE 8th Street Bridge (Grundy County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over No Creek on SE 8th Street
November 4, 2018: New photos
Cedar Creek Bridge (Johnson County, Kansas)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Cedar Creek on 127th Street
October 31, 2018: New photo
290th St Bridge (Harrison County, Missouri)
Bridge over Unnamed Creek on 290th St
September 30, 2018: Added
Route M Bridge (Mercer County, Missouri)
Wooden bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad on Route M in Mercer
September 30, 2018: New photos
West Honey Creek Bridge (Mercer County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over West Honey Creek on Route E
September 30, 2018: New photos
Medicine Creek CR 284 Bridge (Mercer County, Missouri)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Medicine Creek on CR 284
September 30, 2018: New photos
Illinois Road Bridge (Mercer County, Missouri)
Timber stringer bridge over Union Pacific Railroad on Illinois Road (CR 230)
September 30, 2018: New photos
Medicine Creek Route PP Bridge (Sullivan County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over East Fork Medicine Creek on Route PP
September 15, 2018: New photos
Wildcat Creek CR 318 Bridge (Mercer County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Wildcat Creek on CR 318
September 15, 2018: New photos
Medicine Creek CR 282 Bridge (Mercer County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Medicine Creek on CR 282
September 15, 2018: New photos
Medicine Creek CR 145 Bridge (Mercer County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Medicine Creek on CR 145
September 15, 2018: New photos
Flagpole Road Bridge (Mercer County, Missouri)
Timber stringer bridge over Union Pacific Railroad on Flagpole Road (CR 153)
September 15, 2018: New photos
Finch Avenue Bridge (Mercer County, Missouri)
Timber stringer bridge over Union Pacific Railroad on Finch Avenue (CR 154)
September 15, 2018: New photos
Comb Avenue Bridge (Mercer County, Missouri)
Timber stringer bridge over Union Pacific Railroad on Comb Avenue (CR 84)
September 15, 2018: New photos
Mercer County Road 162 Bridge (Mercer County, Missouri)
Plate girder bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad on S. College Avenue/Harmonica Road in Princeton
August 11, 2018: New photos
Marks Branch Bridge (Mercer County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge over Marks Branch on Bedrock Rd
August 11, 2018: New photos
Little Weldon River CR 52 Bridge (Mercer County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge over Little Weldon River on Beetle Street (CR 52)
August 11, 2018: New photos
Brush Creek Bridge (Mercer County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Brushy Creek on Route P
August 11, 2018: New photo
Afton Rd Bridge (Mercer County, Missouri)
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Unnamed Creek on Afton Rd
August 11, 2018: Added
Tebo Creek NE 300 Bridge (Henry County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Tebo Creek on NE 300
July 29, 2018: New photos
Liberty Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Pair of through truss bridges over Missouri River on MO 291 south of Liberty
July 21, 2018: New photo
Verdigris River Bridge (Nowata County, Oklahoma)
K-Parker through truss bridge over Verdigris River on US 60
July 14, 2018: New photo
Clements Stone Arch Bridge (Chase County, Kansas)
Two-span stone arch bridge over Cottonwood River
May 5, 2018: New photos
Pape Bridge (St. Clair County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge over Little Clear Creek on CR SW 400
April 15, 2018: New photo
SW 1201 Rd Bridge (St. Clair County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Unnamed Creek
April 7, 2018: Added
Campbell Branch NW 230 Bridge (St. Clair County, Missouri)
Lost pony truss bridge over Campbell Branch on CR NW 230
April 7, 2018: New photos
Rough Hollow Bridge (Hickory County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge over Pomme de Terre River on CR 281 north of Hermitage, between Route Y and Route U
April 7, 2018: New photos
Bridge of the Gods (Hood River County, Oregon)
Cantilevered through truss bridge over Columbia River on Private Toll Br in Cascade Locks
March 31, 2018: New video
Branson Truss Bridge (Taney County, Missouri)
Lost two-span through truss bridge over the White River in Branson
March 12, 2018: New photo
PA Turnpike Susquehanna River Bridge (York County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Susquehanna River on Pa Turnpike (I-76) in Harrisburg
February 9, 2018: New photo
Lewis and Clark Viaduct (Wyandotte County, Kansas)
Deck truss bridge over Kansas River on I-70 Westbound in Kansas City
February 3, 2018: New photo
Lewis and Clark Viaduct (Wyandotte County, Kansas)
Deck truss bridge over Kansas River on I-70 Westbound in Kansas City
February 2, 2018: New photo
Atherton-Sibley Road Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Lost pony truss bridge over BNSF Railway on E. Atherton Sibley Road
January 21, 2018: Added
Wildlife Road Bridge (Cooper County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge over Lamine River on Wildlife Road near Lamine River Conservation Area
January 21, 2018: New photos
Longwood Lane Bridge (Fauquier County, Virginia)
Lost pony truss bridge over Cedar Run on Longwood Lane (private drive)
January 15, 2018: New photo
Little Blue Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Lost Pony truss bridge over Fork Little Blue River
January 11, 2018: Added
Westwood Creek Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Lost Pony Truss bridge over Westwood Creek
January 11, 2018: Added
Imhoff Road Bridge / Dick's Bridge (Cooper County, Missouri)
Two-span through truss bridge over Lamine River on Imhoff Road
January 6, 2018: New photos
Buck Branch CR 318 Bridge (Horizon Trail Rd Bridge) (Saline County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Buck Branch on CR 318
January 6, 2018: New photos
Carey's Ford Bridge (Miami County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over Marais Des Cygnes River on 335th Street, southeast of Stanton
January 5, 2018: New photos
Unknown Pony Truss Bridge (Lafayette County, Missouri)
Relocated Warren pony truss bridge currently on dry land
December 13, 2017: Added
Greenwood Road Bridge (Clay County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Fishing River on Greenwood Road
December 4, 2017: New photos
Brush Creek Bridge (Polk County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Brush Creek on 310th Road, northwest of Humansville
November 20, 2017: Updated by Neil Krout: 11/20/2017 Crossed this bridge today, it has brand new decking.
Arrow Rock Kingpost Bridge (Saline County, Missouri)
Relocated Kingpost pony truss bridge at Soldier Lake in Arrow Rock State Historic Site
November 4, 2017: New photos
Pilot Grove Creek CR 422 Bridge (Daviess County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Pilot Grove Creek on CR 422
October 4, 2017: New photos
North Inlet Bridge (Grand County, Colorado)
Timber pony arch bridge over North Inlet on Grand Avenue
July 17, 2017: Added
Grand Lake Bridge (Grand County, Colorado)
Through arch bridge over Grand Lake Channel on Jericho Road
July 17, 2017: New photos

Recent Comments 

Posted November 11, 2018

As of 11/11/2018 bridge is closed. There is a large snag of logs on the West side of the bridge. I didn't venture out onto the bridge to see if it was damaged or not.

Posted July 29, 2018

I ventured out to this bridge today. It's in pretty decent condition. I want to return in the Fall, so I can get some Wide Shots and not have to worry about snakes.

Posted February 2, 2018

The Westbound lanes have been closed as of today, 2/2/2018 for a 2.5 year projected project length.

Posted January 21, 2018

My wife and I went to this bridge today 1/21/18. Several of the deck boards are rotting, and will need to be replaced soon.

Posted January 12, 2018

I came across this photo in a Facebook group. I have no idea who first published the photo (it appears to be in a book).

Posted January 6, 2018

My wife and I happened upon this little jewel today. The name of the road has changed to "Horizon Trl", but it still has the 318 road signs, the road also has new gravel. The deck of the bridge appears to be in great shape, as it was probably replaced in the past couple of years, or so. It's nice to see that the plaque is still intact.

Posted December 24, 2017

I just learned this bridge is scheduled for replacement.

http://www.modot.org/southwest/news_and_information/District...

Posted December 4, 2017

Went to this bridge today, and it is closed. I'm not sure if it's a temporary closure, or not.

Posted July 17, 2017

This bridge is also called the "Rainbow Bridge", by the locals. It is illuminated at night.

Posted December 3, 2016

Visited this bridge today. It appears to still be in very good condition.

Posted April 20, 2016

A video I shot, while hunting this bridge, and the Ember Ave. bridge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYeKQokbHIE

Posted April 17, 2016

Inventorying the Forest Ave., and Ember Ave. bridges...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYeKQokbHIE

Posted February 15, 2016

Historic postcard.

Posted February 15, 2016

Found this Postcard. Waynesville, Mo. Bell Hotel in background.

Posted February 10, 2016

I found a video on YouTube, showing this bridge. Here is the link.

https://youtu.be/_7Cg6Eqlav0