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Cedar Bluff Bridge



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Cedar Bluff Bridge, Monroe County, MO

1080P/60fps. Recorded 08-10-2015. We'll drive over this bridge then explore it on foot. You'll see some insects buzzing around as well. The steel looks pitted on this one. The deck is wood planked and appears to be in good shape. The road to it appears to see very little traffic day to day, and it's likely that this bridge may not be replaced once it's closed.

Mark Shannon

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Through truss bridge over Elk Fork Salt River on CR 857
Monroe County, Missouri
Open to one-lane traffic
Built 1912 by the Decatur Bridge Co.
- Decatur Bridge Co. of Decatur, Illinois
Main span: Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
North approach: Riveted Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 111.8 ft.
Total length: 158.1 ft.
Deck width: 10.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.43626, -92.05014   (decimal degrees)
39°26'11" N, 92°03'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/581743/4365621 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Paris West
Land survey
T. 54 N., R. 10 W., Sec. 29
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
MONBI 19066 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
MO 069-209002.6 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
BH 22094 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 19.7 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • April 17, 2022: New photos from Neil Krout
  • August 13, 2015: New video from Mark Shannon
  • December 18, 2006: Posted new photos



Cedar Bluff Bridge
Posted April 18, 2022, by Chris Gonnerman

Mark Shannon's video for this one is unavailable also.

Cedar Bluff Bridge
Posted October 12, 2017, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

My son, Ken, & I visited here Columbus Day, 2017 (09.09.2017). Bridge still very solid, serviceable; on low use county road; located just 1/8 north of Bee Creek Pony Bridge. Picturesque photo ops abound here. We were a bit early for full fall colors.

Cedar Bluff Bridge
Posted April 4, 2015, by charles havens (bbigcnote [at] gmail [dot] com)

in the early to late 80's this bridge didnt have the runners on the deck just the cross planks. was always spooky crossing it because of the gaps between the boards and they bounced as you drove across it