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North River MO 168 Bridge



Photo taken by James Baughn in May 2010


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Four-span through truss bridge over North River on MO 168, west of Palmyra
Marion County, Missouri
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1932 by the Vincennes Bridge Co.; Demolished 2012
- Vincennes Bridge Co. of Vincennes, Indiana
Four riveted, 7-panel Pratt through trusses
Length of largest span: 133.1 ft.
Total length: 529.7 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.80483, -91.56131   (decimal degrees)
39°48'17" N, 91°33'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/623157/4407085 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 58 N., R. 6 W., Sec. 22
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
MoDOT K-73 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 5653 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22007 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2010)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
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Update Log 

  • April 30, 2012: Updated by David Backlin: Updated status to Lost
  • May 7, 2010: New photos from James Baughn
  • April 3, 2006: Posted new photos



North River MO 168 Bridge
Posted March 23, 2013, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

That's completely fine Sue... I doubt that any of us here want to see it.

North River MO 168 Bridge
Posted March 23, 2013, by Sue (smartin [at] rotech [dot] com)

This bridge has been replaced and the road is back open. No pictures as I don't have the heart to go and see the replacement.

North River MO 168 Bridge
Posted February 2, 2012, by Doug

As Nathan indicated in his previous post the time has now come. Modot has out for bid letting this month complete replacement of this bridge. Unfortunately it's going to be another plain old concrete bridge that replaces this old beauty. Project completion is currently 12/1/2012. :(

North River MO 168 Bridge
Posted November 11, 2009, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This historic bridge is slated for demolition in 2012.

From the MoDOT Website:

# Bridge project over North River 1.4 miles west of Route C

# Bids to open 2012

# Estimated Budget Range $1M - $5M