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Linn Creek Bridge

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Linn Creek Suspension Bridge over Osage River

at the mouth of the Niangua. Was allowed to fall into the water when the Lake of the Ozarks was created. The metal was salvaged by divers during WW II

Missouri State Archives

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BH Photo #448271

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Description 

Operated as a toll bridge by a the Linn Creek Bridge Company, organized by local citizens. The bridge was built by Thomas Hart, who also built a swinging bridge over Grand Glaize Creek at Zebra. (Osage Beach) The cables were cut on March 16, 1931. Divers salvaged at least some of the steel during WW II.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Osage River
Location
Camden County, Missouri
Status
Cables severed, dropped into the water when Lake of the Ozarks was created
History
Toll Bridge, torn down in 1931 when Lake of the Ozarks began filling
Builder
- Thomas Hart
Design
Wire/cable suspension
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.08392, -92.75469   (decimal degrees)
38°05'02" N, 92°45'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/521513/4215154 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 39 N., R. 17 W., Sec. 35
Inventory number
BH 84963 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1911 (735)
Built during 1910s (9,154)
Camden County, Missouri (18)
Lost (21,143)
Lost 1931 (43)
Lost during 1930s (462)
Missouri (6,090)
Owned privately (1,482)
Suspension (644)
Thomas Hart (1)
Toll (139)

Update Log 

  • May 23, 2019: Updated by Joe Sonderman: added construction date and info on its demise
  • April 12, 2019: Added by Clark Vance

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