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Tuscumbia Swinging Bridge

Photos 

Historic postcard

BH Photo #106313

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost swinging bridge over Osage River at Tuscumbia on what is now MO 17
Location
Miller County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1905 by Joseph Dice; replaced 1932
Builder
- Joseph Dice
Design
Wire suspension
Dimensions
Total length: 600.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.23526, -92.44763   (decimal degrees)
38°14'07" N, 92°26'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/548341/4232061 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tuscumbia
Land survey
T. 40 N., R. 14 W., Sec. 11
Inventory number
BH 22054 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 2, 2007: Posted photos of remaining artifacts

Sources 

Comments 

Tuscumbia Swinging Bridge
Posted March 25, 2010, by Darrin (dw1970 [at] centurytel [dot] net)

I was wrong about the total length of this bridge. It was actually only about 600' long. It was, however, the most challenging bridge Joe Dice built due to the high bluff on the opposite side of the Osage.

Sorry for the misinformation. . .

Tuscumbia Swinging Bridge
Posted February 3, 2006, by Darrin (dwilliams [at] watlow [dot] com)

Due to the terrain, I think this was Joe Dice's most challenging feat of engineering. This was also the longest bridge he built. It measure close to 800' in length!