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Marble Hill Swinging Bridge

Photo 

Historic photo

Submitted by Bob Long and taken from a donated photo belonging to the Bollinger County Archives Center

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BH Photo #127827

Facts 

Overview
Lost three-tower swinging footbridge over Crooked Creek between Marble Hill and old Lutesville
Location
Marble Hill, Bollinger County, Missouri
Status
No longer exists
History
The first swinging footbridge, with two towers, was built 1899 to provide a link between Marble Hill and Lutesville when Crooked Creek flooded. A more substantial footbridge, with three towers, was built 1908
Design
Wire suspension
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.30304, -89.97882   (decimal degrees)
37°18'11" N, 89°58'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/235979/4132651 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 30 N., R. 10 E., Sec. 6
Inventory number
BH 20888 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 17, 2008: New photo from Bob Long

Sources 

  • Bollinger County 1851-1976 - Described on page 212, with two photos on page 314. Page 318 also shows Conrad's Lane in Marble Hill, the gravel lane which connected to the footbridge on the north.
  • Bob Long