3 votes

Monroe Bridge


Oblique view

Photo taken March 2006 by Jack Schmidt

BH Photo #105966


Lost through truss bridge over West Fork Cuivre River on Fairview Church Road northeast of Truxton
Lincoln County, Missouri
Replaced by a new bridge
Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 129.9 ft.
Total length: 189.9 ft.
Deck width: 13.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.1 ft.
Also called
Fairview Church Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.02707, -91.17778   (decimal degrees)
39°01'37" N, 91°10'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/657734/4321359 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 49 N., R. 2 W., Sec. 7
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory numbers
MO 057-175002.5 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 18176 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21910 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2012)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 5, 2018: New photos from K. Allen Ballard
  • January 17, 2015: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: 2015 Status Unknown; Name Change based on email posted to website.
  • March 13, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Demo contract being let in 2014.
  • January 31, 2012: Updated by Chris Perry: January 31, 2012; Updated Status info per newspaper article
  • May 7, 2010: New photos from James Baughn
  • March 31, 2006: Posted photos from Jack Schmidt


  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Chris Perry
  • Nathan Holth
  • K. Allen Ballard - speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com


Monroe Bridge
Posted October 5, 2015, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Satellite view shows new bridge being constructed on a different alignment... They are obviously taking out the "kink" in the road, but why not leave the landmark standing as well!

Fairview Church Road Bridge
Posted April 14, 2009, by R. Strus (strusee [at] centurytel [dot] net)

This bridge is named the Monroe Bridge. It was petitioned to be built August 1924. John Monroe and his father, Abe Monroe each donated $1000 as well as the land to build the bridge on the site then known as the Monroe Ford, thus the name. The Monroes also donated the gravel, then valued at $500, to construct the bridge. Many others donated funds to have the bridge built ranging from $1000 to $1.

Fairview Church Road Bridge
Posted August 28, 2007, by Robert Kasal (cherry63376 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is in good condition.

Fairview Church Road Bridge
Posted August 28, 2007, by Robert Kasal (cherry63376)

This bridge is in good condition.