Y-Bridge (Galena, Missouri)

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Y Bridge
Y-Bridge 1.JPG
The Y-Bridge looking east. Former Route 43 continued right, former Route 44 continued left.
Y-Bridge (Galena, Missouri) is located in Missouri
Y-Bridge (Galena, Missouri)
Y-Bridge (Galena, Missouri) is located in the US
Y-Bridge (Galena, Missouri)
Location Jct. of MO 43 and 13, across the James R., Galena, Missouri
Coordinates 36°48′18″N 93°27′41″W / 36.80500°N 93.46139°W / 36.80500; -93.46139Coordinates: 36°48′18″N 93°27′41″W / 36.80500°N 93.46139°W / 36.80500; -93.46139
Area 3.3 acres (1.3 ha)
Built 1926 (1926)
Built by Bureau of Bridges, Missouri Hwy.Dept.
Architectural style Art Deco, Open spandrel arch Y bridge
NRHP Reference # 91000591[1]
Added to NRHP May 23, 1991
The Y-Bridge looking west toward downtown Galena.

The Y-Bridge is an old highway bridge over the James River located at Galena, Stone County, Missouri, and opened in 1927. This three-way bridge is named the Y-Bridge because it is shaped like the letter "Y". The bridge is such that (going east), one could then either head north or south upon reaching the east end, where the highway was between a steep bluff on the east and the river on the west. It was built to accommodate Routes 43 and 44, now Routes 413 and 248.[2]

The bridge is now closed to vehicles and has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3] A newer bridge to the north carries traffic over the river.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Lynn Morrow and David Quick (April 1990). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Y-Bridge" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2017-02-01.  (includes 6 photographs)
  3. ^ Keyes, Ann (April 29, 2004). "Foot traffic welcome on historic Y-Bridge". The Springfield News-Leader. 

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