In 1931, Camden County, Missouri approached the Missouri State Highway Department (MSHD) about building the bridge. MSHD agreed to assist the county and consulted John A. Roebling’s Sons Company of Trenton, N.J. about building a suspension bridge. Construction began on August 1, 1932 and was completed the following March. Clinton Bridge Works of Clinton, Iowa was appointed as General Contractor. The cost of the bridge was an exceedingly low $36,914.00. At the time of its completion, the bridge was the fourth self-anchored suspension bridge built in America. The bridge design, a proto type, represents a daring exploration of structural design by the state highway department which is not usually associated with experimentation. The bridge ranks among Missouri’s most important early highway bridges and has been determined eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion for engineering as a nationally significant example of a self-anchored suspension bridge.
To provide the preservation and the beautification of the Green’s Mill Historical Bridge and its environment so that the public may enjoy the benefits of an historic pedestrian bridge for education, recreation, exercise, access to river views, community and cultural for future generations.