A bridge was first built in 1927, but in 1957 the Table Rock Dam on the White River was constructed and a new bridge was built because of the volume of water contained behind the new dam. The original bridge of Kimberling City is still beneath the waves of Table Rock Lake to this day.
Here is one of the old photographs which show both the 1927 Kimberling Bridge and the new one that we use today.
Kimberling City Bridge Facts
Stone County, Missouri
Built 1956, replacing an earlier truss bridge built in 1927 that was inundated by Table Rock Lake following the construction of the dam.
Cantilevered Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 479.9 ft.
Total length: 1,861.4 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.62162, -93.41988 (decimal degrees)
36°37’18” N, 93°25’12” W (degrees °minutes ‘seconds”)
Approximate UTM coordinates
T. 22 N., R. 23 W., Sec. 9
Average daily traffic
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 43.7 (out of 100)