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Clayton Road Deer Creek Bridge


The north face

Photo taken by Mark Dellbringge in September 2010


BH Photo #176018


Street Views 


Lost concrete tee beam bridge over Deer Creek on Clayton Road in Ladue, underneath I-64 / U. S. Highway 40
Ladue, St. Louis County, Missouri
Replaced by UCEB
Built in 1950; replaced in 2010
Concrete tee beam
Length of largest span: 42.0 ft.
Total length: 88.9 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.63628, -90.39487   (decimal degrees)
38°38'11" N, 90°23'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/726750/4279635 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Creve Coeur
Land survey
T. 45 N., R. 5 E., Sec. 18
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
Inventory numbers
MONBI 19733 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 45990 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 19.6 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • December 28, 2010: New Street View added by Sheldon Wiens
  • December 28, 2010: Updated by Mark Dellbringge: Changed status. Bridge has been replaced by UCEB
  • September 5, 2010: New photos from Mark Dellbringge
  • September 4, 2010: Updated by Mark Dellbringge: Changed status: Replacement bridge under construction
  • August 30, 2010: New Street View added by Mark Dellbringge
  • August 29, 2010: Added by Mark Dellbringge


  • Mark Dellbringge
  • Sheldon Wiens


Clayton Road Deer Creek Bridge
Posted September 4, 2010, by tom (townandcountrycorp [at] yahoo [dot] com)

So in 1937 U.S. Highway 40 WAS BUILT OVER THIS BRIDGE, and a spur of the Missouri Pacific Railroad called the Laclede and Creve Couer Lake Line crossed Clayton Road just east of this bridge, and crossed U.S. highway 40 , an early divided highway, AT GRADE, but in 1960 the railroad track was rerouted at a cost of 1 million dollars , an incredible amount of money then, to eliminate the grade crossing on U.S. 40, so the railroad went under 40 at the Clayton Warson overpass then-and right next to this Deer Creek Bridge. in 1968 they de-commissioned the tracks at this point, and the tracks ended at McKnight/Rock Hill Road near Tilles Park at that time