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Steinhagen Bridge


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Photo taken January 2006 by Kevin Ferguson

BH Photo #107696



Two-span through truss bridge over Big Creek on N. Rock Church Road east of MO 47
Warren County, Missouri
Closed to traffic
Built 1896 by J.S. McCleary & Sons
- J.S. McCleary & Sons (Contractor)
- Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co. of St. Louis, Missouri (Fabrication)
Two pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt through trusses
Length of largest span: 85.0 ft.
Total length: 169.9 ft.
Deck width: 13.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.3 ft.
Also called
Steinhagan Bridge per MO Bridge Inventory Records / Survey dated Feb 3, 1992. Originally listed as Rock Church Road Bridge.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.88439, -91.12872   (decimal degrees)
38°53'04" N, 91°07'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/662307/4305611 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hawk Point
Land survey
T. 48 N., R. 2 W., Sec. 34
640 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
Inventory numbers
MO 109-023000.5 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 12895 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22770 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 18.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 20, 2019: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge is reportedly closed to traffic
  • October 26, 2016: New photo from K. Allen Ballard
  • April 27, 2016: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Name Updated per MO Bridge Survey 1992
  • March 5, 2016: New photos from Chris Perry
  • May 7, 2010: New photos from James Baughn
  • February 13, 2006: Posted photos from Kevin Ferguson


  • Kevin Ferguson - fergusk2 [at] slu [dot] edu
  • Missouri Historic Bridge Inventory
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Chris Perry
  • K. Allen Ballard - speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com


Steinhagen Bridge
Posted October 26, 2016, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

There is a now a 4-Ton posted weight limit.

Steinhagen Bridge
Posted October 26, 2016, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

My wife & I visited Steinhagen Bridge Oct 25, 2016; I took some pics, and got a 36th Wedding Anniversary photo as well. Easy to get to, great photo op. Hoping to come back real soon to get some better shots. Only took 36 photos on a limited time schedule.

Steinhagen Bridge
Posted May 4, 2016, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

THX for the attaboy Tony Dillon; Thanx to Chris Perry for the recent pics and to James Baughn for his pics & for such a GREAT & versatile website. Happy Bridgehunting one & all! I am hoping to visit Steinhagen myself on Friday after returning from St. Loo area.

Steinhagen Bridge
Posted April 27, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Good work! I always love to see the historic name of the bridge listed first. Even if a bridge is moved to a secondary location, the original name should stay with it!

Steinhagen Bridge
Posted April 27, 2016, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

Have been looking thru MO Bridge Documents so I updated the name. This definitely looks like a place to visit this year; only about an hour away!

Rock Church Road Bridge
Posted March 5, 2016, by Chris Perry

Visited this bridge on 3/05/16 and was surprised there was no posted weight restriction. Seems like that would be essential on this sort of bridge.