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Joachim Creek US 61/67 Bridge



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Through truss bridge over Joachim Creek on U. S. Highway 61 / 67 in Herculaneum
Herculaneum, Jefferson County, Missouri
Open to four lanes of traffic
Built 1933 - 1934 by M. E. Gillioz
- M.E. Gillioz of Monett, Missouri (Contractor)
Riveted, skewed Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 280.8 ft.
Deck width: 42.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.26444, -90.38967   (decimal degrees)
38°15'52" N, 90°23'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/728372/4238379 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
Survey #2977 (T. 41 N., R. 6 E.)
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
MoDOT K-294R (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 5749 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21759 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 32.1 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • June 5, 2019: New photo from Joe Sonderman
  • November 24, 2013: New photo from John Christeson
  • June 24, 2011: New photo from Mark Dellbringge
  • November 28, 2005: Posted new photos



Joachim Creek US 61/67 Bridge
Posted August 30, 2020, by Calamari

Replacement project is scheduled to start in 2022. A new bridge will be constructed parallel to the west, and slightly higher. This one will be demolished afterward. http://www.modot.org/route-6167-over-joachim-creek-bridge-pr...

Joachim Creek US 61/67 Bridge
Posted December 26, 2018, by Luke
Joachim Creek US 61/67 Bridge
Posted May 16, 2017, by Michael G.

Yes, this bridge is still at its location as of 5/16/17.

Joachim Creek US 61 Bridge
Posted June 1, 2010, by Anonymous

Is this bridge still at it's location or has it been dropped and a new one built in its place? I remember 93' when this bridge was near fully submerged. It was a weird sight to barely be able to see the bridge because of such high flood water, and it was submerged for several months.

Joachim Creek US 61 Bridge
Posted April 17, 2008, by Bill Haggard (billh6300 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The bridge reopened on Sunday, April 13, 2008, after being closed for painting. The bridge was closed for approximately one week while the bridge painting work was performed.

Joachim Creek US 61 Bridge
Posted November 27, 2007, by Anonymous

This bridge was near fully submerged the during great flood of 93.

Joachim Creek US 61 Bridge
Posted May 21, 2006, by Anonymous

Thanks - confirmed. I drove down there last week! Grandma is still there...

Joachim Creek US 61 Bridge
Posted May 20, 2006, by Bill Haggard (billh6300 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The name of the cemetery to the south of the bridge is the Herculaneum Cemetery established in 1915.

Joachim Creek US 61 Bridge
Posted May 7, 2006, by Lance Schlumm (schlumm [at] cox [dot] net)

There is cemetery just on the south side of the bridge, on the left (I believe) towards the Mississippi. Any idea what the name of it is? I thought it would be the Joachim Cemetery - but apparently not.