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Stueber Road Bridge


Deck view

Photo taken by James Baughn in January 2008


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Pony truss bridge over a branch of Little Bourbeuse River on Stueber Road
Crawford County, Missouri
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1917, replaced by a pair of 8ft diameter steel culverts. Portions of the abutment wing walls are still in place.
- Miller & Borcherding Bridge Builders of St. Louis, Missouri (Construction)
- Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co. of St. Louis, Missouri (Fabrication)
Riveted Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 43.0 ft.
Total length: 43.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.12804, -91.31756   (decimal degrees)
38°07'41" N, 91°19'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/647461/4221358 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 39 N., R. 4 W., Sec. 2
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
Inventory numbers
MO 028-038000.7 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 13424 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21374 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2008)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 24 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • August 24, 2012: Updated by Fmiser: Gone. Replaced with a culvert.
  • July 7, 2008: New photos from James Baughn



Stueber Road Bridge
Posted August 24, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Nice to know our tax dollars are being spent so wisely. Why repair a historic bridge that serves 15 people a day when you can waste money demolishing and replacing it with culverts that will wash out every time there is a flood?

Stueber Road Bridge
Posted August 24, 2012, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is gone.

It was only a couple miles off of I-44, so today I was driving by and had a bit of time so I stopped to visit it. It was replaced with a pair of large steel culverts. Based on the amount and type of vegetation, I'm guessing it has been in place for about a year.

It's sad to see even these little ones gone - especially when the replacement is as sloppy as this one is. There isn't a concrete wall to retain the roadbed fill, just a stack of large rocks. The roadbed is already eroded to well inside the guard rails welded to the culvert pipes. I have some photos. I'll upload one or two of them soon.