Relocated and preserved for pedestrian use, this bridge is one of the few surviving examples of an original "Parker truss" type of bridge, which was the patented design created by Charles H. Parker that later gave rise to the description of all "polygonal Pratt truss bridges" as "Parker truss bridges." True patented Parker truss bridges bear little resemblance to the types of truss bridges commonly called Parker truss bridges today. The surviving true Parker patent truss bridges are nevertheless among the most significant historic bridge types in the country today as examples of Parker truss bridges following Charles Parker's design. They are also significant as extremely old surviving metal truss bridges and for representing the period of experimentation in the early years of metal bridge construction in the United States. The bridge was previously located on North Main Street over French River (coordinates: 42.065086, -71.879152)
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