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Waddell "A" Truss Bridge

   


Waddell

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 3, 2016
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Park Walkway Over Rush Creek
Location
Parkville: Platte County, Missouri
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1898 By Builder/Contractor: Pencoyd Iron Works of Pencoyd, Pennsylvania, A and P Roberts, Agents and Engineer/Design: J. A. L. Waddell

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1987
Main Span Length
100 Feet (30.5 Meters)
Structure Length
100 Feet (30.5 Meters)
Roadway Width
16 Feet (4.9 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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View The Original Patent For This Waddell A-Frame Truss Design

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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