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Hunt Road Bridge


West side truss

Photo taken by David Smothers October 1, 2008


BH Photo #125412



Skewed Pony truss bridge over tributary of Sni-a-Bar Creek on Hunt Road south of Oak Grove
Jackson County, Missouri
Replaced by a new bridge. Possibly in storage?
Pin-connected, 2-panel, skewed Pratt half-hip pony truss
Span length: 16.0 ft.
Total length: 16.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.90504, -94.14327   (decimal degrees)
38°54'18" N, 94°08'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/400868/4306859 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tarsney Lakes
Land survey
T. 47 N., R. 29 W., Sec 8
840 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 37506 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 27, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: added to a possible change in status.
  • January 28, 2010: New photos from Joshua Collins
  • October 3, 2008: Added by David Smothers


  • David Smothers - davidsupreme [at] embarqmail [dot] com
  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com


Hunt Road Bridge
Posted May 28, 2020, by Don Morrison

I put on my pencil-thin moustache to do some investigating on this, the Jackson County road and bridges yard is at

Road & Bridge Maintenance

Environmental Health Division

34900 E. Old U.S. 40 Highway

Oak Grove, MO 64075

39.017638, -94.173803

Not sure if that's the "quarry" yard where the bridge was supposed to be stored or not.

Hunt Road Bridge
Posted May 27, 2020, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

May still exist in storage:


I can't chase this down now. Is someone in a position to do so?


Art S.

Hunt Road Bridge
Posted January 8, 2020, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

It is with much sadness that I must convey that this bridge has been destroyed. Driving Hunt Road on 2020-01-08 I saw a replacement UCEB.

Hunt Road Bridge
Posted January 28, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

If the bridge is truly 16 feet in length as listed here, the reason its not in the NBI is because as I understand it, only bridges over 20 feet are listed in the NBI.

Hunt Road Bridge
Posted October 3, 2008, by David Smothers (davidsmothers [at] msn [dot] com)

For some reason, this bridge does not seem to be listed on the NBI database, it is fascinating for it's small size, the truss only stand about 30 inches above the road deck, and to be skewed at that small size is also a rarity. A real gem to find something so unusual.