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 

Dangerous Branch Creek Bridge (Ray County, Missouri)
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Dangerous Branch Creek on Highway A (Formerly CR275)
November 29, 2020: New photos
Dangerous Branch Creek Bridge (Ray County, Missouri)
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Dangerous Branch Creek on Highway A (Formerly CR275)
November 29, 2020: Added
Little Shoal Creek NE 288th Street Bridge (Clinton County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Little Shoal Creek on N.E. 288th Street
November 1, 2020: New photos
Castile Creek Route NN Bridge (Clinton County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Castile Creek on Route NN
November 1, 2020: New photos
Weldon River Route C Bridge (Grundy County, Missouri)
Three-span plate girder bridge over Weldon River on Route C
October 24, 2020: New photos
SW 24th Street Bridge (Grundy County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Hickory Creek on SW 24th Street
October 24, 2020: New photo
NE 115th Street Bridge (Grundy County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Honey Creek on NE 115th Street
October 24, 2020: New photos
17th Street Bridge (Grundy County, Missouri)
Wooden bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad on 17th Street in Trenton
October 24, 2020: New photos
Pepper Avenue Bridge (Daviess County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Owl Creek on Pepper Avenue (CR 282)
October 18, 2020: New photos
Dog Creek Bridge (Daviess County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Dog Creek on 185th Street
October 18, 2020: New photos
Manson Road Bridge (Caldwell County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Shoal Creek on N.E. Manson Road
October 18, 2020: New photos
Shoal Creek Route D Bridge (Caldwell County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Shoal Creek on Route D
October 18, 2020: New photos
Turkey Creek CR 730 Bridge (Carroll County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Turkey Creek on CR 730
October 18, 2020: New photos
Chariton River CR 447 Bridge (Chariton County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over East Fork Chariton River on CR 447
October 11, 2020: New photos
Chariton Fork Route PP Bridge (Chariton County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Chariton Fork on Route PP
October 11, 2020: New photos
Wakenda Creek CR 621 Bridge (Carroll County, Missouri)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Wakenda Creek on CR 621
October 11, 2020: New photos
Heaths Creek Old US 65 Bridge (Pettis County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Heaths Creek on Old US 65 (Wildwood Road)
October 4, 2020: New photos
Major Road Bridge (Pettis County, Missouri)
Wooden bridge over Heaths Creek on Major Road near Longwood
October 4, 2020: New photos
Curtis Road Bridge (Pettis County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Muddy Creek on Curtis Road
October 4, 2020: New photos
Bellair Road Bridge (Cooper County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Petite Saline Creek on Bellair Road
October 3, 2020: New photos
Wakenda Creek CR 609 Bridge (Carroll County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Wakenda Creek on CR 609
September 27, 2020: New photos
Tater Hill Creek CR 203 Bridge (Carroll County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Tater Hill Creek on CR 203
September 27, 2020: New photos
Turkey Creek CR 715 Bridge (Carroll County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Turkey Creek on CR 715
September 27, 2020: New photos
West Fork CR 601 Bridge (Carroll County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over West Fork Wakenda Creek on CR 601
September 27, 2020: New photos
Big Creek CR 222 Bridge (Carroll County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Big Creek on CR 222
September 27, 2020: New photo
McGill Creek CR 627 Bridge (Carroll County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over McGill Creek on CR 627
September 26, 2020: New photos
East Fork CR 620 Bridge (Carroll County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over East Fork Wakenda Creek on CR 620
September 26, 2020: New photos
Moss Creek Ditch CR 503 No. 2 Bridge (Carroll County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Moss Creek Ditch on CR 503
September 26, 2020: New photos
Moss Creek Ditch CR 503 No. 1 Bridge (Carroll County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Moss Creek Ditch on CR 503
September 26, 2020: New photos
Turkey Creek CR 730 Bridge (Carroll County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Turkey Creek on CR 730
September 26, 2020: New photos
Little Wakenda Creek CR 328 Bridge (Carroll County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Little Wakenda Creek on CR 328
September 26, 2020: New photo
Cottonwood Creek CR 706 Bridge (Carroll County, Missouri)
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Cottonwood Creek on CR 706
September 26, 2020: New photos
BNSF - Atchison Swing Bridge (Atchison County, Kansas)
Through truss swing bridge over the Missouri River on the BNSF Railway at Atchison
September 26, 2020: New photo
Old Route K Bridge (Franklin County, Missouri)
Lost Through truss bridge over Meramec River on Route K
September 23, 2020: New photo
NW 68th Street Bridge (Grundy County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Sugar Creek on NW 68th Street
September 20, 2020: New photos
NE 90th Avenue Bridge (Grundy County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge over Little Medicine Creek on NE 90th Street
September 20, 2020: New photo
Smith Branch CR 262 Bridge (Daviess County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Smith Branch on CR 262
September 19, 2020: New photos
Honey Creek Bridge (Daviess County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Honey Creek on CR 478
September 19, 2020: New photos
Tombstone Creek 330th Street Bridge (Daviess County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Tombstone Creek on 330th Street
September 19, 2020: New photo
Muddy Creek CR 304 Bridge (Daviess County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Muddy Creek on CR 304
September 13, 2020: New photos
Dog Creek Bridge (Daviess County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Dog Creek on 175th Street
September 13, 2020: New photos
Chevalier Road Bridge (Pettis County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Muddy Creek on Chevalier Road
September 12, 2020: New photos
South Platte River FR 96 Bridge (Park County, Colorado)
Riveted 5-panel Pratt pony truss bridge over South Platte River on FR 96
September 12, 2020: New photos
Crowder State Park Vehicle Bridge (Grundy County, Missouri)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge on MO 128 in Crowder State Park
August 29, 2020: New photos
Locust Creek Covered Bridge 25-58-01 (Linn County, Missouri)
Covered bridge over the old channel of Locust Creek between Laclede and Meadville off US 36
August 29, 2020: New photos
Tombstone Creek 320th Street Bridge (Daviess County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Tombstone Creek on 320th Street
August 9, 2020: New photos
Hickory Creek Bridge (Daviess County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Hickory Creek on 337th Street
August 9, 2020: New photos
Marrowbone Creek CR 198 Bridge (Daviess County, Missouri)
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Marrowbone Creek on 190th Street (CR 198)
August 8, 2020: New photos
Lazy Creek Bridge (Daviess County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Lazy Creek on Prairie Avenue
August 8, 2020: New photos
Cypress Creek Bridge (Daviess County, Missouri)
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Cypress Creek on bypassed section of Elmwood Ave.
August 2, 2020: New photos

Recent Comments 

Posted October 24, 2020

Definitely not a Pony Truss. I believe this bridge has been here for 26 years.

Posted October 18, 2020

Do not attempt to drive up the road after it rains; the road is dirt and turns to mud, with many washouts. The only approach is from the South. I had to use 4x4, even though it was dry. Also, there is a major washout about 1/4 mile South of the bridge.

Posted October 18, 2020

Do not attempt to drive up Manson Road after it rains; the road is dirt and turns to mud, with many washouts. The only approach is from the South.

Posted October 4, 2020

I visited today (10/4/20), bridge appears to be permanently closed (big piles of dirt in road, road closed signs etc...).

Posted August 2, 2020

As I always do, I swing my head while I cross a "New Bridge". As I did this today, I was pleasantly surprised to find this old girl, still standing proud!

Posted July 20, 2020

I'm not sure when the bridge was replaced, but it was prior to July, 2020.

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.