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Ingel Road Bridge



Bedstead pony truss bridge over West Yellow Creek on Ingel Road
Linn County, Missouri
Built 1901 by John Gilligan Bridge Co.
- John Gilligan Bridge Co. of Fall City, Nebraska
Pin-connected, 4-panel Pratt bedstead pony truss
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 94.1 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 10.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.89563, -92.99964   (decimal degrees)
39°53'44" N, 92°59'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/500030/4416173 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bucklin NW
Land survey
T. 59 N., R. 19 W., Sec. 26
Inventory numbers
MO 058-164000.1 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 17815 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
Linn County Structure ID 4100000
BH 21929 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 20, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: County ID number
  • July 19, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Closed



Ingel Road Bridge
Posted July 20, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The county highway map shows the bridge with an inventory number. Ingel Road on the west and Kite Road on the east both extend toward it but do not reach the bridge which is shown with no roads attached.

I can't find a Linn County web site so no easy way of checking plats to see if the right of way is still publicly owned.

Ingel Road Bridge
Posted July 19, 2013, by Anonymous

Closed by MODOT, bars across with padlocks. Ingel road stops at the last house west of here.

Note: Local folks say that one of the previous owners of that house was involved in certain illegal activities and often used the bridge as a getaway...not sure about that but the bridge appears to be in good condition. You can get within a half mile of it on the other side from Kite Rd.

To get to the west side of the bridge you have to go through a crop field. Find out who owns it and get permission; trespassing remains illegal most places. :) It's changed hands since I was there so I don't know who you should ask; stop at the last house on east Ingel and see what they know.