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Davis Swinging Bridge


Lost swinging bridge at or near Davis
Lincoln County, Missouri
No longer exists
Wire suspension
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.05652, -91.01586   (decimal degrees)
39°03'23" N, 91°00'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/671680/4324922 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 21907 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Lincoln County, Missouri (250)
Lost (31,792)
Missouri (6,592)
Mystery (131)
Suspension (833)
Wire/cable Suspension (142)


  • Bob Nickles


Davis Swinging Bridge
Posted October 2, 2016, by Lynda Earhart (kidkeper95 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I need to correct the name of the Baptist Church . It was Sulpher Lick not Sulpher Creek. Also, my sister had this photo of her which was taken on the actual Davis Bridge around 1970 or so. You can only see a small portion of the bridge itself but it may be all we can get.

Davis Swinging Bridge
Posted September 29, 2016, by Lynda Austin Earhart (kidkeper95 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I remember it looking similar to these. Not as wide and much older than the first pic. The boards were old and rickety back in the early Sixties. At the Davis end it was clear and you could see into the "town." There was a little store owned by Mr. Stamper to the right.

Davis Swinging Bridge
Posted September 29, 2016, by Lynda Austin Earhart (Kidkeper95 [at] gmail [dot] com)

We lived in Davis for about two and a half years. I have fond memories of this bridge. My dad worked in St. Louis and only came home on weekends. I waited in anticipation to hear those old boards start creaking every Friday evening. He usually stopped in Flint Hill and bought us huge candy bars. Playing in the creek that ran from the Cuivre down past our house was so much fun. We weren't t allowed to play near the bridge ever! Loved attending Sulpher Creek Baptist Church in Davis and was baptized in that creek in 1963 at the age of 10. I too, wish for a pic of that old bridge.

Davis Swinging Bridge
Posted May 13, 2011, by Christine Beasley (christinebeasley [at] centurytel [dot] net)

I wish that someone had a picture of this bridge. I remember it from when I was very young. I was so scared to cross it!

Davis Swinging Bridge
Posted July 22, 2009, by D Barteau (dbarteau [at] centurytel [dot] net)

Martin Dunard af Troy Mo can tell about his experience crossing this bridge. It was hair raising for him and is an interesting story.

Davis Swinging Bridge
Posted April 20, 2009, by Pat Sullivan (sullivap [at] hbastl [dot] com)

It is a fond memory that I have of crossing the Davis Swinging Bridge on a few occasions! My father grew up not far from Davis and in my youth in the 50s and 60s we would travel across the bridge. I'd hear stories from my father of how the heavier vehicles would have the bridge's surface boards (which I presume were cable and/or chain supported) would rise up to almost appear to the driver to be as high as the truck's hood. Even in a car, you got a little of that sensation as you swayed and rocked on your way across the dangling, jangling surface of it. You also had somewhat of a quickened heart beat as you slowly made your way across it, hoping it was good for at least that one more crossing! I hope someone has a photo of it.

Davis Swinging Bridge
Posted October 28, 2007, by Debra Hale (dshale1 [at] aol [dot] com)

This bridge was located over the Cuivre River just south of the village of Davis, Missouri. The old wooden bridge became so dilapidated it was replaced, I'd estimate some time in the 1980s after we moved from the area.