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Bryan's Crossing Bridge

Photo 

Historic photo

This photo shows the bridge before the completion of Truman Reservoir

Photo taken 1978 by Robert L. Hayden for the Historic American Engineering Record

BH Photo #103613

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost swinging bridge over South Grand River
Location
Benton County, Missouri
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1937 by Joseph Dice; destroyed by the creation of Truman Reservoir
Builder
- Joseph Dice
Design
Wire suspension
Also called
Downing Bend Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.30036, -93.44447   (decimal degrees)
38°18'01" N, 93°26'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/461135/4239234 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Shawnee Bend
Land survey
T. 41 N., R. 23 W., Sec. 26
Inventory number
BH 20849 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Benton County, Missouri (39)
Built 1937 (719)
Built during 1930s (10,694)
HAER documented (1,099)
Joseph Dice (14)
Missouri (5,968)
Suspension (609)

Sources 

  • HAER MO-19 - Bryan's Crossing Bridge
  • Darrin Williams - DWilliams [at] Watlow [dot] com

Comments 

Bryan's Crossing Bridge
Posted December 21, 2011, by Mark Smarr

My Grandfather Harold Lee Smarr would take my brothers and I fishing in the area during the late 1950's and 60's until the government had to have his property for the lake. the old house foundation is high and dry up the road about 100 yards or so.