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Munger Street Bridge


Deck view looking north

Photo taken by James Baughn in May 2017


BH Photo #391598



This bridge once provided access to the former Hannibal Lime Co, later Marblehead Lime Mine Co facilities located up the draw south of Bear Creek. The City of Hannibal has now put in an asphalted 2.5 mile walkway loop which provides access to the old mines where Indiana bats have since taken up residence. This is now called the Sodalis Nature Preserve. The walking path is located on former St. Louis & Hannibal RR right of way. CB&Q, later BNSF still utilized this r.o.w. to serve what was left of the lime kilns and mines into the 1980's. While still known as Munger Street, this roadway was closed off and the name Munger Lane was used on another street on the west side of town. Mr. Munger was a principal owner of Hannibal Lime Co.


Pony truss bridge over Bear Creek on Munger Street in Hannibal
Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri
Open to pedestrians only
Built ca. 1910
Riveted, 4-panel Pratt pony truss, concrete deck, stone abutments
Length of largest span: 66.9 ft.
Total length: 67.9 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.69886, -91.36491   (decimal degrees)
39°41'56" N, 91°21'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/640185/4395612 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hannibal East
Land survey
T. 57 N., R. 4 W., Sec. 32
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
MO 064-185000.3 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 18415 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22001 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 19.2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 20, 2018: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: correct typos
  • May 20, 2017: New photos from James Baughn


  • K. Allen Ballard - speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com