Rating:
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Red Bridge

Photos 

View from northwest

Photos taken June 2005 by David Backlin when the bridge was undergoing repairs

BH Photo #104782

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Three-span pony truss bridge over Bull Creek on Red Bridge Road southeast of Ozark
Location
Christian County, Missouri
Status
Open to one-lane traffic
History
Built 1915 by the Canton Bridge Co.
Builder
- Canton Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Three pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt pony trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 85.9 ft.
Total length: 255.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.87497, -93.15594   (decimal degrees)
36°52'30" N, 93°09'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/486102/4081013 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Day
Land survey
T. 25 N., R. 20 W., Sec. 8
Elevation
960 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
25
Inventory numbers
MO 022-433000.4 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 23796 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21250 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 19.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

5-panel truss (489)
Built 1915 (1,233)
Built during 1910s (9,703)
Canton Bridge Co. (195)
Christian County, Missouri (19)
Have street view (27,121)
Missouri (6,316)
NR-eligible (4,059)
One-lane traffic (7,617)
Open (40,036)
Owned by county (20,919)
Pin-connected (3,940)
Pony truss (16,297)
Pratt pony truss (3,667)
Pratt truss (9,383)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,463)
Total length 250-500 feet (5,272)
Truss (33,100)
Wooden deck (6,085)

Update Log 

  • January 31, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • April 3, 2012: New photos from Jason Smith
  • June 23, 2005: Posted photos from David Backlin

Sources 

Comments 

Red Bridge
Posted November 6, 2019, by Barbara Waisner (Waisner [dot] barbara [at] gmail [dot] com)

Since this bridge was built before the area became Mark Twain National Forrest I assume it was more populated in the early 1900s. I would love to know more about the history around the bridge. Enjoyed seeing the bridge you donít find many like it anymore!

Red Bridge
Posted November 6, 2019, by Barbara Waisner (Waisner [dot] barbara [at] gmail [dot] com)

Since this bridge was built before the area became Mark Twain National Forrest I assume it was more populated in the early 1900s. I would love to know more about the history around the bridge. Enjoyed seeing the bridge you donít find many like it anymore!

Red Bridge
Posted June 12, 2011, by Jim Watson (wattj42 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR YOUR WONDERFUL PHOTOS-WE JUST VISITED THIS BRIDGE AND IT IS SO NICELY MAINTAINED-BEAUTIFUL DRIVE - OUR ONLY WISH IS FOR A BIT MORE ROOM TO PARK FOR WALKING VIEWS/PHOTOS. THANKS AGAIN TO EVERYONE INVOLVED-TRULY WORTH YOUR EFFORTS.

Red Bridge
Posted July 20, 2010, by Bob Kipfer (rkipfer [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

The substructure has undergone substantial renovation since your last listing.