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Nodaway River CR 462 Bridge


Photo taken by James McCray


BH Photo #236723


Pony truss bridge over Old Channel Nodaway River on CR 462
Andrew County, Missouri, and Holt County, Missouri
Open to traffic
Built 1923
Warren pony truss with all verticals
Length of largest span: 70.8 ft.
Total length: 105.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.96328, -94.99991   (decimal degrees)
39°57'48" N, 94°59'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/329191/4425597 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 59 N., R. 37 W., Sec. 1
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory numbers
MO 002-446000.0 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 23944 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 20719 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 31.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • May 2, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added categories "6-panel truss", "Riveted"
  • May 1, 2022: New photos from Neil Krout
  • November 24, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Adjusted coordinates
  • August 3, 2012: New photos from James McCray


  • Neil Krout - kickinpony [dot] 66 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com


Nodaway River CR 462 Bridge
Posted December 9, 2013, by The Independent Rage (theindependentrage [at] gmail [dot] com)

The two listings do appear to be for the same bridge, and so I'm not sure why there's the discrepancy on the construction years (1923 versus ca. 1940).

I visited this location in the past week, and that's correct that there is still original US 59 pavement on both sides of this bridge -- as well as over on the east side of the current channel of the Nodaway river.

On both sides of the current channel, the old pavement disappears straight into the river levee, indicating a very low roadway. That makes it quite possible that there was a never a bridge along this roadway over the current channel -- rather this roadway may have been bypassed before the current channel ever existed (and without any bridge ever being constructed over the current channel). My best guess is that this roadway was bypassed around the late 1950s.

Nodaway River CR 462 Bridge
Posted November 28, 2013, by jayhawk

Agreed. Looks like it was bypassed once by a two lane road and again later by a four lane. This listing may or may not be a duplicate of another, here: http://bridgehunter.com/mo/holt/22231/

Both these bridges are shown in the same spot but have conflicting details. Perhaps one crossed the main channel and has been removed?

If you look on the street view, there is a large section of road leading up to this bridge that appears to have the original concrete pavement, which is fairly rare in Missouri but still exists in several spots where roads were bypassed very early.

Nodaway River CR 462 Bridge
Posted November 28, 2013, by The Independent Rage (theindependentrage [at] gmail [dot] com)

From the Google air view, it appears that this bridge was a part of an old (and probably the original) alignment of US 59.