The Longest Covered Bridge In Missouri, Locust Creek Covered Bridge, Is 151 Feet Long

Get a glimpse into days gone by. To the days of covered bridges, horses and buggies, and a simpler time in Missouri and in America. Once upon a time, Americans crossed more than 12,000 covered bridges across the United States. That number has dwindled to a mere 1,000. Today, there are only four covered bridges in Missouri. Among those that remain is Locust Creek Covered Bridge in Missouri, the state’s longest.

Have you been to Locust Creek Covered Bridge in MissourI? Have you been to any of the other three covered bridges in Missouri? Share your experience in the comments! You might also want to visit Burfordville Covered Bridge, the oldest covered bridge in Missouri.

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Address: Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site, 16597 Dart Rd, Laclede, MO 64651, USA
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Locust Creek Covered Bridge In Missouri

October 03, 2021

How many covered bridges in Missouri remain?

Covered bridges totaled in the thousands during their heyday. However, that number has drastically dwindled to less than 1,000 in the United States in the 21st century. Four of those covered bridges are in Missouri, down from 30 during the 20th century. Those covered bridges in Missouri, each of which is maintained by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources include the Bufordville Covered Bridge in Bollinger Mill, the Locust Creek Covered Bridge in Linn County, Sandy Creek Covered Bridge in Hillsboro, and Union Covered Bridge in Monroe County. You can even see all four covered bridges in Missouri in one day – if you’re up for the adventure.

What are some historic places in Missouri that are worth a visit?

History’s all around us in Missouri. If you want to visit some of the most historic places in Missouri, make your way to some of its charming small towns. Centerville, for example, dates back to 1845. With a population of less than 200 residents, the historic small town is perhaps best known for lead, zinc, and silver mining. Vienna’s history goes back to 1855 and sits along the Gasconade River. It’s also well-known for its annual Maries County Fair. Arcadia, Augusta, and Marquand are also small historic towns that are worth exploring.

What is the tallest bridge in Missouri?

If you want to see the tallest bridge in Missouri, head to Kansas City, the home of the Christopher S. Bond Bridge. When it opened in 2010, it replaced the Paseo Bridge. The Christopher S. Bond Bridge measures 314 feet high and stands 52 feet above the Missouri River. More than 100,000 vehicles travel over it each day. A cable-stayed bridge, the tallest bridge in Missouri also measures an impressive 1,716 feet long. With a lifespan of approximately 75 years, the bridge pays homage to former Missouri Governor and United States Senator Christopher S. Bond.