Seven-span through truss bridge over the Missouri River on MO 13 at Lexington
Open to two-lane traffic
Scheduled to be replaced by a new bridge in June 2005
Opened to traffic Oct. 31, 1924
- J.A.L. Waddell (Consulting engineer)
- Kansas City Bridge Co. (Contractor)
Eligible to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
T. 51 N., R. 27 W., Sec. 35
From north to south:
Three 8-panel polygonal Warren through trusses with a Camelback profile
Two 12-panel polygonal Warren through trusses, each 408 feet long
Two 8-panel polygonal Warren through trusses with a Camelback profile
Three 8-panel Warren deck trusses
Multiple deck pony plate girder spans
Main span length: 408.0 ft.
Total length: 3072.4 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance: 18.1 ft.
Inspection (as of 2001)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 2.00
This bridge will soon be destroyed. We moved to this area thirty years ago, and it was in horrible shape even then. The new bridge will be opened June 25th. It will be at least four miles further for us to go to Richmond, where we like to shop. I guess I'm glad; the old bridge is downright scary to cross. But it's going to be sad to see it go.