Waddell "A" Truss Bridge
|Other name(s):||Linn Branch Creek Bridge|
Waddell "A" truss bridge
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Railroad (railway) bridge
Pedestrian bridge (footbridge)
Parkville, Platte County, Missouri, USA
Trimble, Clinton County, Missouri, USA
|Coordinates:||39° 11' 9.28" N 94° 40' 55.83" W|
|main span||30.48 m|
Bridge constructed in Trimble, Missouri, for the railroad line between Kansas City and Pattonsburg
Railroad line is abandoned.
Converted into a highway bridge.
Bridge is disassembled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during the construction of the Smithville Dam which would have caused its inundation
For the price of US-$ 200 the city of Parkville buys the bridge which is re-assembled in the riverfront park.
This is one of two Waddell "A" type truss bridges still known to exist in the USA. The other one is the Cross Bayou Bridge in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Relevant Web Sites
- Great American Bridges and Dams. A National Trust Guide. John Wiley & Sons, New York (USA), pp. 219-220. (1984):
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