It is almost impossible to see the things that make this pin-connected Parker truss unique when there are leaves on the trees. Bypassed, abandoned, and subsequently overgrown by everything ranging from trees to some of the most prosperous poison ivy ever seen, this bridge (at least in the summer) hides its secrets well. The bridge has rare vertical end posts, which are topped off by a heavily ornamental portal bracing that includes cast iron finials and a builder plaque. None of which were clearly visible when this bridge was visited!
Fortunately, this bridge has a brighter (and more visible) future, as there are plans to relocate, restore, and preserve this bridge for pedestrian use in Fort Scott.
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