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This bridge was created from roof trusses salvaged from an unspecified building in Iowa City. The trusses reportedly date to the 1930s. The trusses are welded and if the date is correct, would be early example of welded trusses. As a bridge, the structure has an unusual appearance because it uses trusses that were made for a roof... a design not used in bridge trusses. At the same time, the arched design of the bridge and the symmetry of the truss design make the bridge visually pleasing, even if it lacks the detailed craftsmanship found in the other older historic truss bridges in the park.
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