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Roney Ford Bridge


Photo taken by Eric Rueder


BH Photo #192774


Lost pony truss bridge over Otter Creek on CR 329
Monroe County, Missouri
No longer exists
Built 1910; demolished June 2009
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 101.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.53858, -91.92967   (decimal degrees)
39°32'19" N, 91°55'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/591975/4377092 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 55 N., R. 9 W., Sec. 20
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
Inventory numbers
MO 069-446000.7 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 23953 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22124 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2008)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 16.6 (out of 100)
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5-panel truss (603)
Built 1910 (1,223)
Built during 1910s (10,075)
Lost (29,984)
Lost 2009 (360)
Lost during 2000s (4,440)
Missouri (6,570)
Monroe County, Missouri (85)
One-lane traffic (7,995)
Owned by county (21,715)
Pin-connected (5,037)
Pony truss (17,223)
Pratt pony truss (4,020)
Pratt truss (10,535)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,732)
Structurally deficient (12,761)
Total length 100-125 feet (5,512)
Truss (36,752)
Wooden deck (6,210)

Update Log 

  • January 23, 2011: New photos from Eric Rueder
  • February 20, 2010: Updated by James Baughn: Eric Rueder reports bridge has been demolished


Roney Ford Bridge
Posted February 20, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Makes sense to spend big bucks on a new bridge when the 2008 traffic count was.........15!

Money well spent........huh?

Roney Ford Bridge
Posted February 19, 2010, by Eric Rueder (rueder [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

The Roney Ford Bridge on CR329 in Monroe County was demolished on June 1st, 2009. The road is closed and the original Roney Ford is no longer passable due to the new bridge construction.