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Pecan Avenue (CR 406) Palmer Creek Bridge


South side

Photo taken by Clark Vance in July 2015


BH Photo #333770


Although there are signs advising that the road is private the most recent county road map shows the road and bridge still in the county system. Chariton Highway Department 660-288-3846 could not be reached for confirmation.

The road on the east side is overgrown and too muddy to attempt in a car. From the west the road gets overgrown with grass but is drivable--assuming it's still public property.


Pony truss bridge over Palmer Creek on CR 406
Chariton County, Missouri
Closed to all traffic and posted as private road
Built ca. 1920
Riveted queenpost pony truss
Length of largest span: 49.8 ft.
Total length: 86.9 ft.
Deck width: 11.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.41047, -93.05225   (decimal degrees)
39°24'38" N, 93°03'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/495502/4362330 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Brunswick East
Land survey
T. 53 N., R. 19 W., Sec. 9
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
MO 021-346000.5 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 22219 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21237 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Beam (17,107)
Built during 1920s (10,326)
Chariton County, Missouri (121)
Closed (2,764)
Lally columns (372)
Missouri (6,570)
One-lane traffic (7,995)
Owned by county (21,715)
Pony truss (17,222)
Queenpost truss (373)
Span length 25-50 feet (16,353)
Steel stringer (6,807)
Structurally deficient (12,761)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,939)
Truss (36,745)
Wooden deck (6,210)

Update Log 

  • August 1, 2015: New photos from Clark Vance
  • July 27, 2014: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge is still standing, but road is now marked private and posted against trespassing


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Pecan Avenue (CR 406) Palmer Creek Bridge
Posted September 23, 2015, by Eric Kinkhorst (erick [dot] bud [at] gmail [dot] com)

It's still there. I think you can drive across it.