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Kampeter Bridge

Photos 

Kampeter Bridge

Side view during normal conditions.

Photo supplied by Paul Boudreau

BH Photo #113471

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost wire suspension bridge over Maries River
Location
Osage County, Missouri
Status
Destroyed by flood
History
Built in 1904 or 1909, depending on source material. A local paper on August 2, 1978, in an article entitled
Builder
- Joseph Kampeter
Design
Wire suspension
Dimensions
Total length: 350.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Also called
Kampeter Crossing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.29971, -91.99264   (decimal degrees)
38°17'59" N, 91°59'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/588083/4239549 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 41 N., R. 10 W., Sec. 30
Inventory number
BH 36444 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 4, 2017: Updated by Tony Dillon: Found location of bridge and corrected information per forum post
  • March 30, 2008: Added by Paul Boudreau

Sources 

  • Paul Boudreau - paboudreau [at] mchsi [dot] com
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Kampeter Bridge
Posted May 3, 2017, by sheila ruhl (sruhl [at] usgs [dot] gov)

I believe the location listed for Kampeters Bridge/Kampeters Crossing in Maries Co Mo. T41N R10W Section 30 Inventory # BH36444 is incorrect.

I believe the actual location is:

38 17 59N, 91 59 53W - T41N R10W Section 14 Osage Co. Mo.

Information to support this claim.

In one of the images shown on bridgehunter.com the suspension bridge is crossing the Maries River running perpendicular to an abandoned rr track known as the Rock Island RR. Ariel imagery at 38 17 59N, 91 59 53W, dated 3/30/2015, reveals support piers that would support a suspension bridge on each side of the Maries River. The bridge crossed the Maries River from east to west crossing the Rock Island RR on the west side of the Maries River. This was known as Kampeters Trail North East of Argyle Mo. Also there are no tracks running along the Maries River in Maries Co. Missouri

I hope you investigate and correct the location of Kampeters bridge on bridgehunter.com