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Briscoe Bridge, CR 337


Briscoe Bridge

Briscoe Bridge; Marion County, MO CR337; North River. This is a 2 shot 35mm film panoramic, physically 'stitched' together after processing. Notice the massive dent on the opening. This was due to having a big trunk of a massive oak falling on it in 2003.

Photo taken by K. Allen Ballard Jan 20, 2004


BH Photo #282867


Scenic location, easy to shoot bridge from several angles. Bridge was replaced shortly after the record Midwest Mississippi flood of 2008. The bridge was badly damaged by debris coming down the North River, so the Marion County Commissioners moved the replacement up. The bridge was closed by flooding and not reopened after water receeded. I have always understood locally the bridge was named Briscoe.


Lost through truss bridge over North River on CR 337
Marion County, Missouri
Replaced by a new concrete bridge
Built ca. 1910
Pin-connected, 8-panel Pratt through truss. Regular ramp approaches at both ends.
Length of largest span: 136.1 ft.
Total length: 201.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.6 ft.
Also called
North River CR 337 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.84072, -91.48012   (decimal degrees)
39°50'27" N, 91°28'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/630048/4411289 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Quincy SW
Land survey
T. 58 N., R. 5 W., Sec. 8
Inventory numbers
MO 064-174000.4 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 18132 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22006 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 27, 2014: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Added photo; caption detail; bridge name; demo date; approach ramp detail;description details.



North River CR 337 Bridge
Posted July 29, 2008, by Jeff (riverrunner88 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

They have decided to close and rebuild the bridge, even to foot traffic before it is torn down in a couple months.