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Missouri Street Bridge


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Photo taken by James Baughn

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"Work in now in progress on the abutments for the new steel wagon and foot bridge over Breton Creek at Missouri street. The contract for the steel work has been let to Stupp Bros. Bridge and Iron Co. of St. Louis, at their bid of $775. The city builds the abutments and approaches at an additional expense of about $200. The bridge will have a twelve-foot roadway and a four-foor sidewalk, and will be a substantial and permanent improvement." -- Potosi journal newspaper, April 13, 1904


Pony truss bridge over Breton Creek on Missouri Street in Potosi, just south of the courthouse
Potosi, Washington County, Missouri
Open to traffic on a dead-end street
Built ca. 1904; Reconstructed 1968
- Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co. of St. Louis, Missouri
Pin-connected, 3-panel, half-hip Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 16.7 ft.
Total length: 48.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.93576, -90.78827   (decimal degrees)
37°56'09" N, 90°47'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/694364/4200994 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 37 N., R. 2 E., Sec. 11
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
Inventory numbers
MONBI 22346 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22782 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 34.2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • August 16, 2018: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge was built by Stupp Brothers
  • March 9, 2017: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • March 30, 2014: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added description
  • March 30, 2014: New Street View added by Dave King
  • February 1, 2014: New photo from John Christeson
  • January 28, 2009: Updated by John Christeson
  • June 1, 2005: Posted all new photos


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  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Potosi journal, April 13, 1904