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Lower Greenville Bridge


Lower Greenville Bridge (right) built by Stupp Bros. in 1911

The Lower Greenville Bridge - on the road between Greenville and Poplar Bluff - was built by the Stupp Bros. Bridge & Iron Co. of St. Louis in 1911. As illustrated in this 1930 photo - it was replaced by widening the abandoned railroad bridge located just downstream.

Cletis Ellinghouse


BH Photo #329774



The main span of the Lower Greenville Bridge seems to have been similar - if not identical - to the Wappapello Bridge build by Stupp Bros. for Wayne Co. 20 miles downstream.


Lost Bridge over St. Francis River on State Route 23
Wayne County, Missouri
No longer exists, displaced lally columns remain along river/lake bank
Built in 1911 by the Stupp Bros. Bridge & Iron Co. removed in 1931 by S. J. Cohen Construction Co,
- Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co. of St. Louis, Missouri
The Lower Greenville Bridge included three main spans, a 10-panel pin connected Pennsylvania through truss -similar to the Wappapello Bridge - an oddly asymetrical 5-panel Pratt through truss approach span and a Warren pony truss approach span - which in turn were connected to a curved timber approach on the north or Greenville side of the St. Francis River.
Length of largest span: 200.0 ft.
Total length: 510.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Also called
Bettis Ford Bridge
Bridge on the Greenville-Poplar Bluff Road
State Route 23 Bridge at Greenville
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.09586, -90.45418   (decimal degrees)
37°05'45" N, 90°27'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/726252/4108539 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Greenville SW
Land survey
US Survey 727; T. 28 N. R. 5 E. Sec 13
385 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 68084 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 30, 2016: New photo from Rusty Weisman
  • June 18, 2015: Added by Rusty Weisman

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