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This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges. Follow the Inventory link for more information about the inventory.
1927 Upper (Swinging)
Warsaw, Missouri, USA (Osage River)
Bridgemeister ID:1070
Structurae ID:0008115
O'Donnell ID:374
Coordinates:N 38.24396 W 93.38926
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Joseph A. Dice
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use, but restricted to foot traffic (last checked, 2011)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:2
Main span:~500f
Side span:~95f
Notes
  • Joseph Dice supervised the construction of this bridge to replace the 1904 structure destroyed in a tornado in 1924. A postcard of this bridge reads: "built in 1927 by the Benton County Court and by popular subscription of citizens to replace a similar bridge destroyed by a windstorm two years earlier. Structure swings on two wire cables imbedded and anchored in concrete and stone. The towers and floor beams are of steel while the floor is of wood. A state highway crosses this bridge."
  • Reopened for pedestrians, 2007, after being closed for several years.
  • Replaced 1904 Upper (Swinging) - Warsaw, Missouri, USA.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Ben Prusia Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by Jim Neill

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