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Frog Hollow Road Bridge


North side

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Lost concrete arch bridge over Wears Creek on Frog Hollow Road just east of MO 179 in Jefferson City
Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri
Replaced by a culvert on a new alignment
Built 1915
Dual-ribbed closed-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 36.1 ft.
Total length: 56.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.56555, -92.22345   (decimal degrees)
38°33'56" N, 92°13'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/567652/4268852 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jefferson City
Land survey
T. 44 N., R. 12 W., Sec. 15
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
MO 026-069001.6 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 14511 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21321 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 44.2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • March 29, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • January 25, 2005: Posted new photos


  • Luke


Frog Hollow Road Bridge
Posted March 29, 2014, by tillerman (tillerman61 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it appears this little bridge is possibly doomed. A street is now being build to bypass the old bridge and reroute Frog Hollow Road. The original Frog Hollow Road will dead end at the bridge based on the plans I have seen. The house and barn across from the bridge will be demolished by the Jefferson City School district that now owns the property. The entire area is being opened for development. It is very sad to see this beautiful place go. The entire Wears Creek valley was a beautiful natural gem now lost to urges of unrestrained growth. This bridge was part of the last remnant of the original untouched valley.

Frog Hollow Road Bridge
Posted October 23, 2012, by Kyra (chiwawaz [at] gmail [dot] com)

Jack, just now seeing this response that you posted. My Mom alerted me to it. I sure would like to see more pictures. I am aware of the state of my childhood home. I don't go by there because it makes me sad. When we lived there, there was a split rail fence, flower beds, vegetable garden, horses, and an apple orchard. The man who owned the barn across the street had ponies and a wagon and would give rides to all the kids. He would let me feed sweet grain to the horses. It was a beautiful place.


Frog Hollow Road Bridge
Posted December 30, 2011, by Jack Eastman (jackeast [at] peoplepc [dot] com)

Hey Kyra, your limestone-block house is still standing strong. Looks like it would withstand the Apocalypse, with stone walls at least 1 ft thick. Lots of junk (decorations?) in the yard, and the old barn across the street. There's another old 1-lane bridge on the same road over a small creek branch, looks like the same vintage as the one pictured here. It has the same style guard-walls, but might be a different substructure. I will photograph it soon and post pictures, weather permitting.

Frog Hollow Road Bridge
Posted October 1, 2005, by Kyra Zuck (Kaufman) (chiwawaz64 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I lived on Frog Hollow Road as a child. Our house was a half mile or so west of the bridge at the top of the hill. Our house was built in the late 1800's out of huge limestone blocks. I'm sure it's gone by now. We sat on this bridge with our backs leaning against the tree many summer days. We also swam in the creek and had bonfires. That was when it was clean. 1960's-1970's. My father had a business in Jefferson City until he passed away. Jack Kaufman - MID-MO Well Drilling.