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Osage Fork MO 5 Bridge


Photo taken by Greg Hall


BH Photo #109616

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Osage Fork MO 5 Bridge

Here's my video of me driving both the Osage Fork MO 5 Bridge and the bridge next to it. We'll start with the bridge next door, then on to the main attraction, The Osage Fork Bridge! Both are long gone now being replaced by some ugly mail order bridges. Lucky to get theses on DVD. Enjoy!

Video posted by Mark Shannon

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Lost three-span pony truss bridge over Osage Fork on MO 5 in Twin Bridges
Laclede County, Missouri
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1932-33; replaced 2013
- Kelly & Underwood of Granby, Missouri (Contractor)
- Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co. of St. Louis, Missouri (Fabricator)
Three-span polygonal Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 103.3 ft.
Total length: 308.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.9 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.53626, -92.58938   (decimal degrees)
37°32'11" N, 92°35'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/536277/4154443 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 33 N., R. 15 W., Sec. 33
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory numbers
MoDOT J-881 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 5563 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21831 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2012)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • November 26, 2014: New video from Mark Shannon
  • October 3, 2012: Updated by David Backlin: Updated status to Doomed
  • August 31, 2008: Updated design



Osage Fork MO 5 Bridge
Posted June 6, 2012, by Anonymous (tillerman61)

This bridge appears to be scheduled for replacment in 2013 by MODOT.

Osage Fork MO 5 Bridge
Posted September 14, 2007, by Greg Hall (cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com)

Photo's taken 9/10/07

Approx GPS is N37 32.179, W 092 35.362

Photo 1- looking east and weight sign

Photo 2- Looking East-Too much traffic to get any closer

Photo 3- Looking West

Photo 4- Plaque

Photo 5- Structure-extremelly limited side view access, this is best I could do.

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