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Fishing River Route N Bridge


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Lost through girder bridge over Fishing River on Route N
Clay County, Missouri
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1936, replaced 2014
- Otto W. Knutson of Kansas City, Missouri (Contractor)
Pony/through plate girder
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 434.1 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.26650, -94.22218   (decimal degrees)
39°15'59" N, 94°13'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/394565/4347062 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Excelsior Springs
Land survey
T. 52 N., R. 30 W., Sec. 36
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory numbers
MoDOT K-647 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 5887 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 42789 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2013)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 3.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • July 27, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Refined anticipated demolition date.
  • April 23, 2010: Updated by David Backlin: Scheduled for replacement
  • June 14, 2009: Added by James Baughn



Fishing River Route N Bridge
Posted July 27, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Latest News On Demolition Plans From MoDOT:

This bridge will close on Monday, Aug. 2 for no more than 55 days, weather permitting.

This 74 year-old bridge, awarded to KTU Constructors, carries more than 968 vehicles per day and must be closed during bridge replacement. A signed detour will be in place during the closure. Northbound traffic will need to take westbound Route 210 to northbound Route JJ to Excelsior Springs and across Route 10 to reach Route N.