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Johnson Street Bridge



Note: The following information comes from the National Bridge Inventory and has not been verified.
Lost pony truss bridge over Mill Creek on Johnson Street in Hannibal
Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri
No longer exists
Built ca. 1920; replaced 2002
Pony truss
Length of largest span: 59.0 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.68946, -91.37626   (decimal degrees)
39°41'22" N, 91°22'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/639231/4394550 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hannibal West
Land survey
T. 57 N., R. 4 W., Sec. 32
Inventory numbers
MO 064-185003.6 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 18445 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21996 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Built during 1920s (10,069)
Hannibal, Missouri (19)
Lost (26,130)
Lost 2002 (485)
Lost during 2000s (4,273)
Marion County, Missouri (64)
Missouri (6,333)
Pony truss (16,520)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,234)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,395)
Truss (33,697)


Johnson Street Bridge
Posted April 17, 2014, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

Here is a Herring Studio picture of the Mills Creek Bridge, riveted pony truss, on Rt O / Lindell Avenue. I also have a picture of the bridge before this one. This bridge was sandwiched by the St. Louis & Hannibal tracks, south end, and the Wabash/Katy on the north. Two more bridges followed this pony unit.

Johnson Street Bridge
Posted September 14, 2009, by John David Hymers (davidhymers [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

This list shows the Johnson Street bridge over Mills Creek being built in 1920. I'm 60 years old and watched this bridge being built during school vacation in 1958, '59, or maybe 1960. Prior to that it was a low water crossing with a suspended foot bridge that was a lot of fun to ride a bike across. Kids called it the "swinging bridge". We hated to see it go, grown-ups loved it.