Historical Brumley Swinging Bridge
We are a group of volunteers dedicated to saving the historic 90-year-old Brumley Suspension Bridge before it’s lost forever.
In August of 2018, it was brought to the attention of the local residents that the Grand Auglaize Bridge historic swinging bridge located near Brumley, Missouri (built c/1930-31), was in danger of closing down due to an inspection conducted by Poepping, Stone, Bach & Associates, Inc. (PSBA) of Quincy, Illinois. According to this inspection, the historic bridge was considered to be in “Poor Condition”. A 5-ton weight limit was reduced to a 3-ton weight limit in 2017.
Soon, a grassroots campaign got underway to “Save The Historical Brumley Swinging Bridge” by the local residents in the area. First on the agenda was to get this bridge listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, which was successfully accomplished on October 8, 2020.
In January of 2021, a new inspection was conducted by MODOT, which resulted in the permanent closure of this historic bridge, which spans the Grand Auglaize Creek, a tributary of Lake of the Ozarks. The Grand Auglaize Bridge was the last original swinging bridge in Missouri to carry vehicular traffic.
In February of 2021, the grassroots campaign officially became a grassroots organization. “Save The Historical Brumley Swinging Bridge” will continue to strive forward on our mission to restore and repair the historic bridge through grants and donations.
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