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Roubidoux Bridge



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Five-span concrete arch bridge over Roubidoux Creek on MO 17 (former US 66) in Waynesville
Waynesville, Pulaski County, Missouri
Open to two-lane traffic
Built 1923; widened 1939
- Koss Construction Co. of Des Moines, Iowa (Contractor)
Closed-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 415.9 ft.
Deck width: 36.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Waynesville Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.82786, -92.20553   (decimal degrees)
37°49'40" N, 92°12'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/569915/4187013 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 36 N., R. 12 W., Sec. 24
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
MoDOT G-455A (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 4647 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22373 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 77.1 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • May 24, 2019: New photos from Joe Sonderman
  • May 1, 2011: New photos from James McCray
  • July 28, 2008: New photos from David Backlin
  • January 24, 2005: Posted new photos



Roubidoux Bridge
Posted February 15, 2016, by Neil Krout (kickinpony [dot] 66 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Found this Postcard. Waynesville, Mo. Bell Hotel in background.

Roubidoux Bridge
Posted August 3, 2009, by snoop (snoopdorkydork71 [at] gmail [dot] com)

found this is the 2008 Old Settler's Gazette.

Spanning what looks like a large gravel pit is the Waynesville steel bridge over Roubidoux Creek, constructed in 1911. This was the sixth bridge to be constructed in Pulaski County. Remnants of the pilings can be seen at the west end of North Street and in the city’s RV park. It was replaced in 1923 by the Highway 14 concrete arch bridge, which three years later became Route 66, and is still being used. The steel bridge was dismantled and moved to Lundstrum Ford on the Gasconade at Highway T. A truck went through the wooden floor in 1959 and it was razed in the summer of 1961.


Roubidoux Bridge
Posted January 11, 2009, by Mike (gofizx [at] swbell [dot] net)

I have a c.1920 real photo postcard of the iron bridge that this bridge replaced. If you would like a 600 dpi JPEG of it, please let me know.

p.s., I have other great scans of photo postcards of other Pulaski County bridges if you are interested.

Roubidoux Bridge
Posted August 6, 2007, by Anonymous

The bridge is in the middle of the old part of town. If you travel West on Bus 66 past the county jail you can't miss it.

Roubidoux Bridge
Posted October 19, 2006, by Robert L. Burns (snbburns [at] cableone [dot] net)

I lived 4 miles west of Waynesville from about Apr 1934 to May 1936. When we, my sisters along with Nina & Stanley Bowling had a nickle or dime we would walk to Waynesville and spend it on candy.At the most this would be a couple of times a year. We carried our lunch in a 1/2 gal Karo Syrup pail and drinking water in another one. At noon we would go down to the Roubidoux by the bridge and eat. After we finished our lunch we would walk back home. Our post office address at the time was Buckhorn. I lived about 1 mile east of Buckhorn and the Bowlings were about 1/2 mile east.

Roubidoux Bridge
Posted July 25, 2006, by Anonymous

Its at the west end of town.

Roubidoux Bridge
Posted June 29, 2006, by S. Wyatt (cesawus [at] yahoo [dot] com)

In layman's terms, just where is this bridge located? Is it in the town of Waynesville? I don't remember seeing this bridge.