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Route O Spring River Bridge



Photo taken April 2005 by David Backlin

BH Photo #105697

Street View 


Through truss bridge over Spring River on Route O
Jasper County, Missouri
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1935, replaced 2013
- J.M. Roark (Contractor)
Riveted, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 140.7 ft.
Total length: 187.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.22610, -94.41792   (decimal degrees)
37°13'34" N, 94°25'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/374210/4120896 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Webb City
Land survey
T. 29 N., R. 32 W., Sec. 21
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory numbers
MoDOT T-426 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 9136 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21744 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2013)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 10 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 24, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Presently being demolished
  • July 1, 2011: Updated by David Backlin: Bridge is now Doomed
  • April 27, 2005: Posted photos by David Backlin



Route O Spring River Bridge
Posted October 24, 2013, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

MoDOT has posted that the new bridge has been opened.

Spring River Route O Bridge
Posted July 24, 2013, by chuck c (chuckc39 [at] live [dot] com)

demo began monday 7/22. As of today 7/24 the deck is gone and the steel is all down in the river. The approaches are all thats left. The new bridge is scheduled to be completed in october.

Spring River Route O Bridge
Posted April 13, 2013, by chuck cleveland (chuckc39 [at] live [dot] com)

Ive taken the pics of the superstructure but my new cameras 16mp ccd makes the file sizes too large to upload so far. Unconfirmed but pretty reliable reports say demo is now happening may 10th.

Spring River Route O Bridge
Posted March 24, 2013, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

Chuck C - can you get some photos of details before the bridge is gone? Things like the end joint and foot, a lower joint, an upper joint, railing attachment, stringers, floor beams, braces, etc.

I don't think I can make it to Jasper county this week... Or next week.

Spring River Route O Bridge
Posted March 24, 2013, by chuck c (chuckc39 [at] live [dot] com)

as of today 3/23/13 the old iron bridge still stands and is used daily. The pending destruction was delayed by weather and construction problems faced by the company who will be replacing the bridge. They have staged drainage tiles and baserock in a nearby field in preparation for the demo which is slated to begin any week now. I have taken several new photos and hope to be able to record the demo process.