A-frame truss bridges of any type are extremely rare. This one is even more so, as it was built to the design of engineer J.A.L. Waddell, who patented his truss design. Please review the HAER documentation for a more detailed history. The bridge was disassembled in 1980 when the Smithville Reservoir was created, and was later erected at English Landing Park in Parkville in 1987 as a historic landmark.
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