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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 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.

Platte Purchase Bridge

Platte Purchase Bridge

Fairfax Bridge

Fairfax Bridge

Bridge Location  

County:   Platte            

Road:   Route 69

Feature Crossed:   Missouri River

Other Location Information:   Between Fairfax Industrial District in Kansas City (Wyandotte Co.), Kansas and Riverside (Platte Co.), Missouri

Structure Number or County Bridge Number:   Bridge No. A0450

Bridge Location  

County:   Platte            

Road:   Route 69

Feature Crossed:   Missouri River

Other Location Information:   Between Fairfax Industrial District in Kansas City (Wyandotte Co.), Kansas and Riverside (Platte Co.), Missouri

Structure Number or County Bridge Number:   Bridge No. K0456

   
   

Mussel Fork Drainage Ditch Bridge

Mussel Fork Drainage Ditch Bridge

Grundy County Bridge 3970008

Grundy County Bridge 3970008

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:   Grundy            

Road:   NW 3rd Street

Feature Crossed:   Thompson River

Other Location Information:  West of Trenton, MO

Structure Number or County Bridge Number:   3970008 (a.k.a. Charlie Dye Bridge)

   
   

Forsyth Bridge

Forsyth Bridge

Fishing River Bridge

Fishing River 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

Bridge Location  

County:  Clay            

Road:   Route 69

Feature Crossed:   Fishing River

Other Location Information:   Mosby, Missouri (5.5 miles southwest of Excelsior Springs)

Structure Number or County Bridge Number:   Bridge No. K0108

   
   
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