This bridge, along with the similar Red Bridge is noted for its almost unheard-of use of a truly curved upper chord in the truss design. It is not a polygonal upper chord. The use of a curved upper chord is vastly more common in Europe, but in the United States, this is one of the most unusual details to be found in a metal truss bridge. It not only makes the bridge look unique, it makes it look graceful and beautiful. Considering this unique design, the fact that this bridge is located in Clay County and has a plaque with a 1969 date on it, decades after the Red Bridge was built, is a bit surprising. However, there is a reason for this, as historical news articles reveal. The plaque is actually referring to a relocation of this bridge to this location. Clay County acquired from Jackson County from its original location over Indian Creek at 103rd and State Line. This helps explain why this bridge shares unusual features with Jackson County's Red Bridge. Like the Red Bridge, this bridge probably dates to the 1930s.
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