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US54 Niangua Arm Bridge


Historic postcard

BH Photo #104358


Lost cantilevered through truss bridge over Niangua Arm, Lake of the Ozarks, on US 54 southwest of Camdenton
Camdenton, Camden County, Missouri
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1930-31; replaced 1999
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Contractor)
Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 342.8 ft.
Total length: 1,228.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.99688, -92.78894   (decimal degrees)
37°59'49" N, 92°47'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/518531/4205489 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 38 N., R. 17 W., Sec. 27
Inventory numbers
MoDOT J-296R (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 21071 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 8, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • January 12, 2020: New photo from Joe Sonderman
  • August 14, 2018: New photo from James Baughn



Niangua Arm US 54 Bridge
Posted June 8, 2006, by Kate Carlson (kateyates [at] msn [dot] com)

I agree - great bridge and the new one is definately lacking in character! This bridge was for sale in "Arizona Highways" magazine about the time it was removed...site indicates bridge "no longer exits", so I guess it was never brought - what a shame!

Niangua Arm US 54 Bridge
Posted June 6, 2006, by Brian Roos (dragon8warrior [at] gmail [dot] com)

This was a great bridge I'm sad to see it go. Itís just down from the Ha Ha Tonka State Park. It really added to the area with the look of its steel trusses. Unfortunately it was replaced with a very ugly concrete eye sore that adds nothing to the area and you can't see over the sides of the bridge in a car.