Grand AuGlaize Swinging Bridge Closed Due To Structural Issues – Will Be Evaluated For Repairs

Business Local News Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Photo By Lake Resident Victoria Beabout

One of the two Brumley Swinging Bridges is now closed.

A routine inspection by MoDOT has found the historical Grand AuGlaize Bridge is in critical condition.

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Miller County Presiding Commissioner Tom Wright tells KRMS News the inspectors found loose cables on parts of the historic bridge.

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Commissioner Wright says there’s no timeline for the needed repairs, but he does say the county has no plans to tear down the bridge.

The Grand AuGlaize bridge on Swinging Bridges Road landed on the National Register of Historical Places in November of last year.

The smaller bridge nearby is in good shape following upgrades down several years ago.

Business Local News Thursday, January 7th, 2021

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