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Cliff Drive Bridge


View from Southbound US 65

Photo taken by Nathan Morton in March 2009


BH Photo #136167

Street Views 


Steel rigid frame bridge over US Hwy 65 on Cliff Drive in Branson
Branson, Taney County, Missouri
Open to traffic
Built 1973
Steel Rigid Frame
Length of largest span: 118.1 ft.
Total length: 315.0 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.63710, -93.22610   (decimal degrees)
36°38'14" N, 93°13'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/479787/4054639 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 22 N., R. 21 W., Sec. 5
808 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
MONBI 2638 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 41920 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 85.2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • July 6, 2013: New photo from M. D. Caillet
  • December 7, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Added NBI info and corrected bridge type
  • February 26, 2010: Updated by Greg Hall: added GPS coordinates
  • March 29, 2009: Added by Nathan Morton


  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Greg Hall - cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com
  • Matt Lohry


Cliff Drive Bridge
Posted February 4, 2016, by Sheldon Wiens (sheldon_wiens77 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Anonymous & Andy thank you for those respectful comments! 😉😉

Cliff Drive Bridge
Posted January 5, 2011, by Anonymous

Wouldn't you like to know.

Cliff Drive Bridge
Posted January 5, 2011, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

You're right, Cheryl: it DID used to be green. I had almost forgotten.

Cliff Drive Bridge
Posted January 5, 2011, by Andy

HUH?!?!? Did sheldon really just say that. I have no idea what to stay. This is older than any bridge you post and it is infinitely most interesting and historic. This bridge belongs on an historic website unlike your POC UCEB's that belong on a bulliten board in your room. Look in the mirror before you scrutinize others.

Cliff Drive Bridge
Posted December 7, 2010, by Matthew Lohry

For whatever reason, the NBI had this steel rigid frame bridge listed as a deck girder. Even though it's a new bridge, with a 1973 build date, it's very unique and interesting looking.

Cliff Drive Bridge
Posted May 28, 2009, by cheryl

i remember when the bridge was green... it was always my first sign that i was almost home after a long time away.