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Fiddle Creek Bridge


Fiddle Creek Bridge

West side entrance (I'm facing East).

Photo taken by Jamie Forbes on October 29, 2011

BH Photo #219035


Pony truss bridge over Fiddle Creek on Labadie Bottom Road
Labadie, Franklin County, Missouri
Built 1920 by R.L. Miller; abandoned ca. 1989; Collapsed 2015
- Miller & Borcherding Bridge Builders of St. Louis, Missouri
- R.L. Miller
Miller & Borcherding pony truss
Length of largest span: 50.0 ft.
Total length: 75.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.6 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.55782, -90.79692   (decimal degrees)
38°33'28" N, 90°47'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/691960/4270010 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
472 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 45191 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 12, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added photograph & updated status per forum comment
  • October 30, 2011: Updated by Jamie Forbes: Added elevation @ 472'
  • May 7, 2010: Added by James Baughn


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Fiddle Creek Bridge
Posted May 12, 2018, by Jim Kuntz (jimkyos [at] charter [dot] net)

County of bridge: Franklin County

Location of bridge: Labadie Bottom Rd. & Fiddle Creek, Labadie

Bridge built: 1920

Abandoned after 1993

The 1993 flood, one of the worst in all of history on either the Missouri River or the Mississippi River, caused this creek to flood and as result flooded the entire bottom land, and even the nearby power plant.

Because of this flood, a levees were repaired along the Missouri River, and new levees were built along Fiddle Creek and Tavern Creek.

The levee along Fiddle Creek caused the Labadie Bottom Road to be re-routed, and thus causing the abandonment of this bridge.

The floods of 2012 and 2015 caused the bridge to be, first severely damaged, than collapsing.

Fiddle Creek Bridge
Posted December 17, 2011, by Ct90er

The bridge is still there, you can go all the way to highway T if you jump over that rope.