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Ten Mile Creek Bridge


Ten Mile Creek Bridge S0427 View SSE

Ten Mile Creek Bridge, Shelby Co. State Route 151

Photo taken by Rusty Weisman in July 2017


BH Photo #398896


This bridge was last painted in 1964 using what was at that time a novel method - powder coating. The paint is now 53 years old and in bad condition - but that is a remarkably long time.


Steel stringer bridge over Ten Mile Creek on State Route 151
Shelby County, Missouri
Open to traffic (but slated for replacement)
Future prospects
Scheduled for Replacement 2018
Built 1932, This bridge was last painted in 1964 - using the then novel method of powder coating.
Steel stringer (original timber piles replaced with steel H-Piles)
Length of largest span: 48.0 ft.
Total length: 134.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Skew angle
20 degrees
Also called
MoDoTBridge S0427
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.79426, -92.25729   (decimal degrees)
39°47'39" N, 92°15'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/563587/4405186 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T59N R12W Sec SW 1/4 Sec 28 SE 1/4 Sec 29
734.5 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
MoDOT S-427 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 8698 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 78046 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 27.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Beam (17,174)
Built 1932 (994)
Built during 1930s (12,264)
Doomed (1,080)
Missouri (6,577)
Open (41,255)
Owned by state (16,704)
Shelby County, Missouri (51)
Skewed (5,084)
Span length 25-50 feet (16,384)
Steel stringer (6,834)
Structurally deficient (12,667)
Total length 125-175 feet (6,383)

Update Log 

  • February 9, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Doomed
  • August 1, 2017: Added by Rusty Weisman



Ten Mile Creek
Posted August 1, 2017, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

Good pics Rusty. THX for documenting these old bridges.

I recently visited Moniteau Creek bridge in Cole County (closed); it had similar markings as to powder coating in 1964. It was in a little better condition than Ten Mile. Most likely these state route bridges were done this way.