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La Russell Bridge



Photo taken by Greg Hall

BH Photo #105891



Through truss bridge over Spring River on CR 1000, northeast of La Russell
Lawrence County, Missouri, and Jasper County, Missouri
Built 1898 by the Kansas City Bridge Co.
- Kansas City Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 123.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Bowers Mill Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.15332, -94.05635   (decimal degrees)
37°09'12" N, 94°03'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/406173/4112774 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
La Russell
Land survey
T. 28 N., R. 29 W., Sec. 12
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
MO 055-178000.0 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 18225 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21855 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2009)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 20.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 13, 2018: New photo from Nick Schmiedeler
  • August 12, 2018: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • September 11, 2016: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • July 21, 2014: Updated by Ralph Demars: Updated Status
  • May 19, 2012: New photo from Larry Dooley
  • December 13, 2008: New photo from Gene McCluney
  • January 11, 2007: Posted photos from Greg Hall



La Russell Bridge
Posted May 26, 2019, by Jane Ballard (jane [at] janeballard [dot] com)

The La Russell Bridge has had some work done on it! There is a new steel grate deck and new concrete approaches on both ends! Photos taken May 26, 2019!

La Russell Bridge
Posted August 12, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Drove over this beauty today. Small holes rotting all the way through on about 5 planks, but nothing dangerous. Cool spot, totally creeps up on you.

La Russell Bridge
Posted July 20, 2014, by Chip Taylor (hotcharlie [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hey: Big news - they recently found the bridge to be fit for traffic and reopened it (see attached photo).