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Ely Street Bridge


View from northeast

Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #106102



There was another bridge here prior to this one. It had stone abutments.


Pony truss bridge over Bear Creek on Ely Street in Hannibal
Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri
Closed, being dismantled for removal week of June 22, 2015 (see pics)
Future prospects
City decided to replaced rather than repair, May 2015. Being removed now. A number of residents use this street to access a remote part of Hannibal.
Built ca. 1910; rehabilitated 1984; Closed to traffic 2-27-15
Warren pony truss; Concrete Deck.
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 84.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.6 ft.
Also called
6th Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.70250, -91.35759   (decimal degrees)
39°42'09" N, 91°21'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/640805/4396027 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hannibal East
Land survey
T. 57 N., R. 4 W., Sec. 28
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
MONBI 18412 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21991 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 21.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 23, 2015: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Added dismantling photos; update misc. details.
  • May 28, 2015: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Update future status of bridge per City of Hannibal plans.
  • March 18, 2015: Updated by David Backlin: Updated status to Closed
  • April 3, 2006: Posted new photos


  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • K. Allen Ballard - speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com


Ely Street Bridge
Posted June 24, 2015, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

According to the article above, and confirmed by Photo #13, the replacement bridge will be a Bailey pony truss, manufactured by Acrow. At least it's a metal pony truss, like its much better-looking, historic predecessor.

I have to think this bridge could have been saved, given a little TLC and paint.

Ely Street Bridge
Posted June 10, 2015, by John Shukites (jmshukites [at] gmail [dot] com)

A new UECB bridge will be opening early next month :-(