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Sagrada Bridge


Location based on the 1935 topo showing a ferry crossing the lake with connecting roads at the northernmost part of the river bend east of this location.

Operated as a toll bridge company by the Sagrada Bridge Co. per: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=_mk3AQAAIAAJ&lpg=RA2-PA2...


Lost swinging bridge over Osage River at or near the Benton-Camden County line, probably beyond the end of modern-day Route FF
Benton County, Missouri
No longer exists
Built by Mr. J. S. Kidwell 1908. Demolished 1931 with the completion of Lake of the Ozarks
- J.S. Kidwell
Wire suspension
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.27194, -93.05721   (decimal degrees)
38°16'19" N, 93°03'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/494995/4235989 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 40 N., R. 20 W., Sec. 1
Inventory number
BH 20860 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Benton County, Missouri (42)
J.S. Kidwell (2)
Lost (28,540)
Lost 1931 (92)
Lost during 1930s (870)
Missouri (6,563)
Osage River (30)
Owned privately (1,929)
Suspension (791)
Toll (177)

Update Log 

  • April 15, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Location and details



Sagrada Bridge
Posted September 16, 2010, by gary benedict (gtbenedict [at] earthlink [dot] net)

We have a house accross the lake from the bluff that the sagrada bridge rested on. I have looked through several websites and articles but i havent been able to find any photos of the sagrada bridge. If any body knows of any photos that would great.

Sagrada Bridge
Posted September 17, 2007, by Patty Koetting (ozark66 [at] wildblue [dot] net)

We live at the Lake of the Ozarks at the 66 mile marker. Several years ago we were traveling up the lake past the 72mm (near Cardinal Cove) when we noticed an odd stone, fence-like structure in the middle of a bluff. It seemed out of place as it didn't appear to "go anywhere" and ended where the bluff fell away. We were told later by a local resident that the structure was all that was left of a suspension bridge that used to span the Osage River before Bagnell Dam was built. The structure is still visible today. It appears to be made of concrete and stone.