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Big Creek 167th Street Bridge


Lost bedstead pony truss bridge over a branch of Big Creek on 167th Street near Pleasant Hill
Cass County, Missouri
Replaced by new bridge
Built ca. 1905; replaced 2001
Pin-connected Pratt bedstead pony truss
Length of largest span: 59.0 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.81333, -94.29167   (decimal degrees)
38°48'48" N, 94°17'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/387856/4296854 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pleasant Hill
Land survey
T. 46 N., R. 31 W., Sec. 12
Inventory numbers
MO 019-073000.6 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 14703 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21167 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 7, 2008: Updated by David Smothers: Bridge has been replaced



Big Creek 167th Street Bridge
Posted October 7, 2008, by David Smothers (davidsmothers [at] msn [dot] com)

I remember driving over this bridge a few years ago and being stunned at how similar it was to "my" bridge (Longfellow bridge, Bates County" the two were nearly twins, except this one had a wooden deck. I'm not sure how long it's been gone, but I do know it was still there in 2004. When I drove over the new slab today, I noticed about 75 feet to the east were some remnanats of an old abutment, and they were NOT from this bridge listed here, it must have been from a previous bridge, I will try and find out what kind of bridge it was.