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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. 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.


Mussel Fork Drainage Ditch Bridge

Mussel Fork Drainage Ditch Bridge

Hillers Creek Bridge

Hillers Creek Bridge

Bridge Location  

County:   Adair             

Road:   Route 11

Feature Crossed:   Mussel Fork Drainage Ditch

Other Location Information:  

Structure Number or County Bridge Number:   Bridge No. K0305

Bridge Location  

County:  Callaway            

Road:   Old Highway 54

Feature Crossed:   Hillers Creek

Other Location Information:   2.5 miles northeast of New Bloomfield, Lat/Long: 38.746582°/-92.048754°

Structure Number or County Bridge Number:   MoDOT No.G0370/ Callaway County No. 5210047


Forsyth Bridge

Forsyth Bridge


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


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