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Brunswick Grand River Bridge

Photos 

Postcard deck view

BH Photo #128068

Map 

Description 

This was the "Wagon Bridge", the longest free bridge in Missouri when built in 1906. The bridge was ordered closed in 1979 and collapsed in 1982.

Facts 

Overview
Lost three-span through truss bridge over Grand River at Brunswick
Location
Brunswick, Chariton County, Missouri, and Carroll County, Missouri
Status
Lost
Design
Three pin-connected, 8-panel Parker through trusses
Also called
Wagon Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.42064, -93.13092   (decimal degrees)
39°25'14" N, 93°07'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/488730/4363464 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Brunswick West
Inventory number
BH 38189 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 23, 2010: Updated by Eric Kinkhorst: Free, non toll
  • August 15, 2010: Updated by Andy Schuette: Figured out which bridge this is.
  • October 2, 2009: New photos from Eric Kinkhorst
  • May 6, 2009: Updated by Eric Kinkhorst
  • November 22, 2008: New photos from James Baughn

Sources 

Comments 

Brunswick Bridge
Posted May 6, 2009, by Eric Kinkhorst (e [dot] kinkhorst [at] centurytel [dot] net)

Here are a few pictures of what is left. The big sign used to say "CONDEMED by order of the Carroll County Court"

Brunswick Bridge
Posted May 5, 2009, by Eric Kinkhorst (e [dot] kinkhorst [at] centurytel [dot] net)

I have lived in Brunswick for over 30 years and remember this bridge. It was condemed on the Carroll Co. side for years but you could still drive across it. Sometime in the 1980s an ice flow took out the south side. It was dismantled shortly after but some of the railing is still in the river. That and some of the old pillings are still visible when the river is low. A couple of the piers are laying at the old entrance on Jackson St. My great uncle had the Coca Cola bottling plant right next to the bridge and we played on it as kids back in the 60s.