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Hermitage Swinging Bridge



Lost suspension bridge over Pomme de Terre River somewhere near Hermitage
Hickory County, Missouri
No longer exists
Built 1896
Wire suspension
Total length: 300.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.94551, -93.30961   (decimal degrees)
37°56'44" N, 93°18'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/472797/4199814 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 21603 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 14, 2006: Added info from Darrin Williams


  • Darrin Williams - DWilliams [at] Watlow [dot] com


Hermitage Swinging Bridge
Posted August 7, 2016, by Kelly McClanahan

Possible location, consulting a 1937 quad map. No other bridges in area, and road in this area has changed. Terrain also hints at possible location as well.

Hermitage Swinging Bridge
Posted August 4, 2007, by Fran Childers (anglmkr54 [at] cox [dot] net)

While looking for information on the Rough Hollow Bridge, Hermitage, Hickory County, MO, I found your information. I have an outline of the County 1830-1950 compiled by the Hickory County Historical Society, and it states that a wire suspension bridge was built in 1896 at a cost of $2100. This may be the swinging bridge.

The Rough Hollow Bridge framed with iron, East of Hermitage, over the Pomme de Terre River, was originally constructed in 1890-1891 at a cost of $5,699. The original bridge was torn down in 1931 and reconstructed at its present site in 1932 by Ross Hardy and C.C. Brookshire. It is still used today (2007), however, the wooden planks are wobbly and sometimes missing.