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Quaker Mill Bridge


Oblique view

Photo taken April 2005 by David Backlin

BH Photo #105693


Street View 


Pony truss bridge over Spring River on Route D southwest of Purcell
Jasper County, Missouri
Closed to traffic after failing an inspection on Oct. 14, 2009; Replaced May 2010
Built 1900, demolished May 6, 2010
Polygonal Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 103.3 ft.
Total length: 138.1 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Also called
Spring River Route D Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.23276, -94.45071   (decimal degrees)
37°13'58" N, 94°27'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/371312/4121679 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Webb City
Land survey
T. 29 N., R. 32 W., Sec. 17
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
MoDOT Y-593 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 9993 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21743 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 23, 2010: Updated by David Backlin: Updated status to Lost/Replaced
  • May 6, 2010: Updated by David Backlin: Demolished May 6, 2010
  • October 16, 2009: Updated by David Backlin: Added date built
  • October 14, 2009: Bridge failed an inspection and is now temporarily closed to traffic
  • April 7, 2005: Posted photos by David Backlin


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Quaker Mill Bridge
Posted May 6, 2010, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

MoDOT reports today (5-6-2010) that the bridge has been demolished. A replacement bridge is expected to open around June 30.

Quaker Mill Bridge
Posted October 16, 2009, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

MoDOT now says this bridge will remain closed permanently until it can be replaced.

Spring River Route D Bridge
Posted May 2, 2009, by Holli Carpenter (hollimcarpenter [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I live in Purcell, Mo. and drive this bridge daily. The photos on this page make the bridge look pretty. Have you seen it lately? We now have five metal plates in the road to keep us from falling into the river! (at least its passable) Come take new photos, you might think its funny!