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Kampeter Bridge


Kampeter Bridge

Side view during normal conditions.

Photo supplied by Paul Boudreau

BH Photo #113471



Lost wire suspension bridge over Maries River
Osage County, Missouri
Destroyed by flood
Built in 1904 or 1909, depending on source material. A local paper on August 2, 1978, in an article entitled
- Joseph Kampeter
Wire suspension
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)
Quadrangle map:
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


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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