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St. Francis River Route E Bridge



Photo taken September 2007 by James Baughn

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BH Photo #109053


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Two-span through truss bridge over St. Francis River on Route E
Madison County, Missouri
Replaced by UCEB
Built in 1936. Replacement UCEB opened to traffic in August 2013.
- James R. Hancock of St. Louis, Missouri (Contractor)
Two 6-panel Pratt through trusses
Length of largest span: 121.0 ft.
Total length: 346.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.50251, -90.45771   (decimal degrees)
37°30'09" N, 90°27'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/724724/4153655 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rhodes Mountain
Land survey
T. 33 N., R. 5 E., Sec. 35
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
MoDOT T-71 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 8976 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21975 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2012)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 3.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 1, 2014: Updated by Mark Dellbringge: Posted photos of UCEB.
  • January 3, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Replaced
  • August 19, 2013: New Street View added by Dave King
  • June 11, 2013: Updated by Mark Dellbringge: Modified status: Drive-by on June 10th, 2013 showed a replacement bridge is under construction.
  • March 28, 2013: New photo from John Christeson
  • April 14, 2011: New photos from John Christeson
  • September 24, 2007: Posted all new photos



St. Francis River Route E Bridge
Posted January 3, 2014, by Andrew Meyer, PE (andrew [dot] meyer [at] modot [dot] mo [dot] gov)

Here's a photo from 8/16/2013 showing both bridges. The truss demo was completed 2 weeks later.

St. Francis River Route E Bridge
Posted August 19, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This historic truss bridge hits the scrapyard as soon as the endangered birds stop nesting in it.


St. Francis River Route E Bridge
Posted October 1, 2012, by Joe (joefrank78 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

MoDot will begin project to replace this bridge in October, 2012.

St. Francis River Route E Bridge
Posted December 24, 2007, by Scott Braddy (others100 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

A correction made on one of Benjamin Braddy's son's name to Ezariah not Euriah.

St. Francis River Route E Bridge
Posted December 23, 2007, by Scott Braddy (others100 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

This bridge location has a much longer historical history than the bridge itself. The bridge sets on what used to be the historical Braddy Ford. I believe this ferry was in use around the 1830s or 1840s Im not sure the duration of it's existence. Benjamin Braddy and family owned the property the St. Francis River Route E Bridge sits on now. Those that ran the business may have been Benjamin Braddy himself and his son's Euriah and Jesse. If you or anyone else has any information on the historical Braddy Ford in Madison County Mo., please email me at others100@sbcglobal.net