This bridge, built to replace a bridge washed away in a flood, has fared much better than its predecessor. There are stone piers from a previous bridge, presumably the one washed away, visible next to this bridge. The plaque on this bridge says Marsh Bridge Company, but doesn't list a role (contractor or engineer). The KHRI report states a contract was let to Marsh Engineering Company of Topeka. Marsh Engineering Company typically refers to the designer that held the Marsh arch patent, typically local contractors built the bridge. Marsh Engineering Company hadn't been known as Marsh Bridge Company for many years. Perhaps Marsh Bridge Company refers to a bridge contracting brand of the Marsh Engineering Company?
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