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Dry Fork Creek Route P Bridge



Photo taken July 2007 by James Baughn

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Missouri Highway Department Plans for Bridge N0352

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Posted by Rusty Weisman

1956 plans for bridge N-0352 which reused structural elements from two earlier bridges.



Bridge N-0352 is slated for demolition in 2021. This odd looking structure was cobbled together by the Missouri Highway Department in 1957 using (in part) 80,000 pounds of structural steel salvaged from two earlier bridges (as yet unidentified). Plans for this bridge note that the 75' riveted pony truss span was moved here from the New Bloomfield maintenance shed, where it had been stored pending future reuse while the 37' I-beams in the steel stringer approach span were brought to this project from the New Florence maintenance shed where they too had been stored for future reuse.

Using parts from two earlier bridges, a "new" bridge that has lasted for more than 60 years was built using just 9000 lbs of new structural steel. At a time when recycling and reuse are in vogue, this bridge made from 90% recycled/reused structural steel is a fine example illustrating that those are not new ideas.


Pony truss/steel stringer bridge over Dry Fork Creek on State Route P
Montgomery County, Missouri
Open to traffic
Built 1957
Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 77.4 ft.
Total length: 116.1 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.77475, -91.56494   (decimal degrees)
38°46'29" N, 91°33'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/624660/4292759 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 46 N., R. 6 W., Sec. 2
628 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
MoDOT N-352 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 6948 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22139 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 18.6 (out of 100)
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Built 1957 (281)
Built during 1950s (3,876)
Doomed (1,007)
Have street view (27,297)
Missouri (6,326)
Montgomery County, Missouri (26)
Open (40,094)
Owned by state (16,164)
Pony truss (16,409)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,489)
Total length 100-125 feet (5,225)
Truss (33,433)
Warren pony truss (3,430)
Warren truss (6,690)

Update Log 

  • January 10, 2020: Document added by Rusty Weisman
  • September 24, 2007: Posted new photos


  • Rusty Weisman