photo courtesy Missouri Life Magazine

The Grand AuGlaize Swinging Bridge in Miller County is now officially registered as an Historical Place.

The designation being handed down to the Brumley Save The Historical Swinging Bridge Organization on November 4th.

Officials say it opens the door for additional grants to help maintain the structure.

The 500-foot swinging bridge was built in 1931 by Joseph Dice, who was responsible for more than 40 bridges across the Lake of the Ozarks.

Two of them remain in daily use, including the former Route J highway bridge in Camden County (Which a group there is also now working to save the bridge) and the current Pedestrian Bridge on old Route 7 in Benton County near the city of Warsaw.

Photo courtesy Kelly Warman-Stallings