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Crooked Creek CR 305 Bridge



Thinking that's a little grandiose today...

Photo taken by Kevin C Acheson in February 2020


BH Photo #466658


kab edit; 12-02-2020; Bridge is long abandoned 20 or more years, mostly intact but I Beams are very thin & rusty; southern approach road accesses farm fields consists of grass / ruts, I drove to within 50 yards with no problem in 2010 Gen II FWD Escape Hybrid; road from north appears gone on Google Earth but I saw a 4x4 truck driving on the other side as I was leaving. Bottom Line, Finally explored this location; I was alone today, so I did not walk deck; next time for sure?

Edit: Explored to day, Road is closed to the bridge, .2 mile hike to the bridge, I didn't walk the bridge deck, the decking is intact though. Had a weight limit of 3 ton in it's prime. Snapped a bunch of pictures. Nature is reclaiming this one, sadly. Kevin C Acheson.2/28/2020


Pony truss bridge over Crooked Creek on CR 305
Monroe County, Missouri
Built 1910
Pin-connected, 4-panel, half-hip Pratt pony truss, wood deck
Length of largest span: 64.0 ft.
Total length: 104.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.60919, -92.02237   (decimal degrees)
39°36'33" N, 92°01'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/583924/4384839 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 56 N., R. 10 W., Sec. 33
685 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory numbers
MO 069-552000.5 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 24784 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22099 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2012)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 16.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • December 2, 2020: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Bridge is an abandoned derelict, mostly still intact; I saw no signs advising No Trespassing..
  • February 28, 2020: New photos from Kevin C Acheson
  • June 15, 2016: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Changed status based on Google Earth images; needs further investigation & photos.