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Second Creek Road Bridge


Side view

Photo taken June 2006 by David Backlin

BH Photo #104815


Street View 


Pony truss bridge over Second Creek on Second Creek Road at Smithville
Clay County, Missouri
Future prospects
To be relocated and used as a Pedestrian Bridge.
Built or relocated here ca. 1970
Riveted, 6-panel Parker pony truss
Length of largest span: 89.8 ft.
Total length: 95.1 ft.
Deck width: 23.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.38691, -94.58697   (decimal degrees)
39°23'13" N, 94°35'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/363329/4360914 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 53 N., R. 33 W., Sec. 22
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
MO 024-403500.1 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 23329 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21304 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 28.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


6-panel truss (646)
Clay County, Missouri (107)
Closed (2,666)
Have street view (26,959)
Lost 2018 (188)
Lost during 2010s (3,286)
Missouri (6,306)
Owned by city (5,404)
Parker pony truss (380)
Parker truss (1,678)
Pony truss (16,189)
Relocated (897)
Riveted (2,167)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,434)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,588)
Truss (32,817)

Update Log 

  • June 28, 2019: New photos from Clark Vance
  • November 18, 2018: New photos from Neil Krout
  • November 16, 2018: New photos from Neil Krout
  • July 3, 2006: Posted photos from David Backlin

Related Bridges 


  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Neil Krout - kickinpony [dot] 66 [at] gmail [dot] com


Second Creek Road Bridge
Posted July 7, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

There are plans to replace it on a new alignment. Rehabbing the existing bridge as a pedestrian crossing is cheaper than adding a sidewalk to the new construction. See page 11:


Second Creek Road Bridge
Posted June 5, 2007, by Carol Susan Brandt Severns (carol [at] severns [dot] net)

This is the bridge we took off 169 highway to go to our house. It brings back many memories!