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Lambeth Bridge


Photo taken by Greg Hall


BH Photo #109621



Three-span through truss bridge over Osage Fork on Tulsa Road
Laclede County, Missouri
Closed to traffic
Built 1908 by the Illinois Steel Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1987; closed to traffic 2007
- Illinois Steel Bridge Co. of Jacksonville, Illinois
Three 7-panel, pin-connected Pratt through trusses
Length of largest span: 124.0 ft.
Total length: 421.8 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Tulsa Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.57667, -92.47500   (decimal degrees)
37°34'36" N, 92°28'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/546357/4158976 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 33 N., R. 14 W., Sec. 16
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
MONBI 19128 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
MO 053-212000.7 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
BH 21829 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 19.7 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 19, 2009: New photos from James Baughn
  • February 21, 2008: Greg Hall reports bridge is closed



Lambeth Bridge
Posted April 8, 2019, by Dale R Richerson (dalerr [at] peoplepc [dot] com)

Bridge closed today

Lambeth Bridge
Posted June 26, 2010, by Randy Henderson (randy [at] hendersonforhomes [dot] com)

I just drove over it today, still open but with a 6000 lb. limit. A scary drive, don't know that I would do it again!

Lambeth Bridge
Posted August 12, 2009, by Snoop Dorky Dork (snoopdorkydork71 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I found these old photos in the online archive of Bittersweet, a publication done by students from Lebanon High School. I believe the pictures were taken by Stephen Ludwig, circa 1978. You can view the article here: http://thelibrary.springfield.missouri.org/lochist/periodica...

Picture 1 Lambeth Bridge consists of three steel spans supported on four concrete pillars. (by Stephen Ludwig. )

Picture 2 Only one span of the Lambeth Bridge is constantly above water.

Picture 3 Bridge companies traditionally identified their construction projects.

Picture 4 Overall view of Lambeth Bridge

Lambeth Bridge
Posted September 14, 2007, by Greg Hall/Darrin Gilmore (cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com)

Date of photo's 9/10/07

Approx GPS N37 34.512, W 092 28.605

Most noteworthy is that bridge is closed. Local mail carrier stated that it had been closed in April and that it had made the mail route most inconvienient to run. She states that there is talk of replacement and talk of repair,but apparently no funds for either at the moment. Beautiful bridge, hard to photo due to trees.

Sign at north end proclaimed 6 ton limit prior to closing. Deck is rotten with no obvious structural damage.

Photo 1- Looking north

Photo 2- Looking north west (as road approach)

Photo 3- General deck condition

Photo 4- Looking south

Photo 5- Looking south/east

Photo 6- Decking near north end

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