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Free Historic Bridges

Free Bridges

 

When Missouri bridge projects require the removal of historic bridges, the Missouri Department of Transportation or its local transportation partners must make them available for use by others.  Federal law requires any state proposing demolition of a historic bridge involved in a bridge replacement project using federal funds to “first make the historic bridge available for donation to a State, locality, or responsible private entity” providing certain conditions are met. Bridges advertised here are eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places and are available for relocation. The Missouri Department of Transportation and its local transportation partners are seeking proposals for their reuse. Because they are historic, preservation covenants to help preserve them and the features which make them historic, may apply. Up to 80% of the demolition costs (what would have been spent to demolish the bridges) is potentially available to reimburse recipients for reusing them. This funding is primarily available if the recipient is removing the bridge from its current location themselves. If the applicant needs the bridge removed and set aside for later pick-up, the funding is not available since the removal of the bridge is construed as a "demolition" activity. Bridge ownership will be transferred to the recipient and the new owner must assume all legal and financial responsibility for the structure.

The following bridges are available for relocation. Proposals for their reuse or the reuse of their elements should be submitted to the contact listed on each individual bridge page by selecting a bridge below. Download the Proposal Checklist to assist in the preparation of your proposal.

   
   

St. John's Creek Bridge

St. John's Creek Bridge

 

Bridge Location  

County:   Franklin             

Road:   Route YY

Feature Crossed:   St. John's Creek

Other Location Information:   about 7.1 miles northwest of Union

Structure Number or County Bridge Number:   Bridge No. N0141

 

   
   

Forsyth Bridge

Forsyth Bridge

St. Francis River Bridge

St. Francis River Bridge, G0433

Bridge Location  

County:  Taney            

Road:   Route 76

Feature Crossed:   White River/Bull Shoals Lake

Other Location Information:   Town of Forsyth

Structure Number or County Bridge Number:   Bridge No. F0364

Bridge Location  

County:   Butler & Dunklin Counties             

Road:   Highway 53

Feature Crossed:   St. Francis River

Other Location Information:   1.5 miles west of Glennonville

Structure Number or County Bridge Number:   Bridge No. G0433

   
   

Buffalo Ditch Bridge

Buffalo Ditch Bridge

Withington Ford Bridge

Withington Ford Bridge

Bridge Location  

County:   Dunklin           

Road:   Highway P

Feature Crossed:   Buffalo Ditch

Other Location Information:   Approximately 2 miles east of Senath

Structure Number or County Bridge Number:   Bridge No. F0965

Bridge Location  

County:   Franklin            

Road:   Bend Road

Feature Crossed:   Meramec River

Other Location Information:   Sections 15 and 22, T43N, R2E

Structure Number or County Bridge Number:  0920001

   
   
   
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