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Humphreys Access Bridge


Lost through truss bridge over Platte River on Humphreys Access Road
Platte County, Missouri
Replaced by new bridge on new alignment
Built 1895 by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; replaced 2004
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas
Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 150.8 ft.
Total length: 187.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.33667, -94.81500   (decimal degrees)
39°20'12" N, 94°48'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/343578/4355708 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Platte City
Land survey
T. 52 N., R. 35 W., Sec. 10
Inventory numbers
MO 083-175000.8 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 18168 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22342 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 29, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson
  • April 25, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson


Humphreys Access Bridge
Posted March 21, 2008, by Dan Compton (stlkcdc [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Went to shoot this bridge today and it is gone. Rest in peace.

Humphreys Access Bridge
Posted April 23, 2007, by Thomas Shorock (thomas [at] shorock [dot] com)

New concrete bridge in place as of Spring 2006 at slightly different alignment. Original bridge to north of new bridge is in poor condition, and will likely be demolished.