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Vienna Swinging Bridge

Photos 

1960: Side view

These two black-and-white photos show the bridge in 1960. Collection R1015 (Robert L. Elgin photograph collection), Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Rolla, University of Missouri-Rolla. Reproduced with permission of the Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Rolla.

Photo posted by Paul Boudreau

BH Photo #106089

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost suspension bridge over Maries River on CR 213 (Ball Park Road) northwest of Vienna
Location
Maries County, Missouri
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Built 1930 by Joseph Dice; bypassed by new bridge 1993; destroyed by flash flood in 1998(?)
Builder
- Joseph Dice
Design
Wire suspension
Dimensions
Total length: 312.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.20176, -91.97756   (decimal degrees)
38°12'06" N, 91°58'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/589521/4228695 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Vienna
Land survey
T. 40 N., R. 10 W., Sec. 24
Inventory numbers
MO 063-029003.0 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
BH 21988 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 7, 2006: Posted historic photos with the help of Paul Boudreau and Mark C. Stauter

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Comments 

Vienna Swinging Bridge
Posted March 6, 2008, by KImberly Varis (kim_varis1 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I grew up swimming and fishing at this spot.I even drove a car for the first time across the swinging bridge!I am truely sad to see that it's gone. I haven't been home to Vienna in over thirteen years! It's hard to imagine it any different than it was when I left. Nothing lasts forever, not even bridges!