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Talley Bend Bridge


East Approach

Photo taken by Nathan Morton in July 2010


BH Photo #171394


Street View 


Steel stringer bridge over Lake Truman on State Hwy C
St. Clair County, Missouri
Open to traffic
Steel Stringer
Length of largest span: 155.8 ft.
Total length: 1,810.1 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Also called
Route C Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.13912, -93.62286   (decimal degrees)
38°08'21" N, 93°37'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/445417/4221434 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ninnescah Park
Land survey
T. 39 N., R. 25 W., Sec. 13
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
MONBI 3151 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 45778 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 91.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 4, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Fixed overview, added related
  • February 16, 2011: New Street View added by Sheldon Wiens
  • December 26, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Added NBI info and corrected bridge type: This monstrosity is a steel stringer, not a concrete pony/through girder.
  • July 31, 2010: Added by Nathan Morton

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Talley Bend Bridge
Posted January 3, 2014, by Randy Bray (rbray1959 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Found another picture of the Brownsford Bridge in St. Clair County, MO.

Talley Bend Bridge
Posted September 4, 2012, by Randy Bray (r_bray [at] earthlink [dot] net)

Article about tragic event that occured at the original Brownsford bridge.


Thursday, June 27, 1940

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Talley Bend Bridge
Posted December 25, 2010, by Scott Lowe (dayoffguy [at] aol [dot] com)

This bridge is on the road to H. Roe Bartle Scout Camp.

Went over this bridge many a summer going to scout camp!

Hiking in this area is quite good. When you hike in this area, the views are great.

Talley Bend Bridge
Posted August 3, 2010, by Darrin Williams (dwilliams [at] watlow [dot] com)

This was the replacement for the Brown's Ford swinging bridge.

It may be an UCEB but at least it's not on the verge of collapse like the 'ol swinger it replaced.

I've attached a picture of the Brown's Ford Bridge.