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Masterson Bridge


Masterson Bridge

Photo taken by Chris Gonnerman in February 2012

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)


BH Photo #226166



This bridge was relocated to the property of the Northeast Missouri Old Threshers in Shelby County, Missouri. The bridge is now entered at http://bridgehunter.com/mo/shelby/bh57884/


Pratt through truss bridge originally over North River on CR 189
Marion County, Missouri
Replaced by a new bridge and relocated to Shelby County.
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: 104.0 ft.
Total length: 152.8 ft.
Deck width: 11.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.80818, -91.73488   (decimal degrees)
39°48'29" N, 91°44'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/608293/4407233 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 58 N., R. 8 W., Sec. 24
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
MO 064-118001.6 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 16388 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22000 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2009)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 13.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 1, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status to reflect that bridge is not lost.
  • September 13, 2013: Updated by Chris Gonnerman: Added details about relocation of bridge.
  • August 26, 2013: Updated by Chris Gonnerman: Bridge has been replaced (announced on the news this morning)
  • February 27, 2012: New photos from Chris Gonnerman

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Masterson Bridge
Posted September 7, 2013, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I think the standard procedure for relocated bridges is to create a page for the new entry and link it to this one.

So I'll go make a entry for the relocation.

Masterson Bridge
Posted September 7, 2013, by Chris Gonnerman (chris [at] gonnerman [dot] org)

I have been told by a member of the Northeast Missouri Old Threshers that this bridge has been moved to their site adjacent to the fairgrounds just north of Shelbina, Missouri, and is now carrying their steam locomotive (which runs on a limited track within the facility). I have no idea what the proper status of this bridge should be.

I plan to get pictures at the new site and post them within the next week. However, if someone wants to tell me what status to apply (or just go ahead and correct it for me) I'd be much appreciative.