This bridge is an unusual design in that it displays a Camelback truss design in a pony truss format, and using only lightweight paired angles to compose chords and members. The design can be found in a small number of bridges in both the states of Kansas and Missouri. The cross-border appearance of this design in two neighboring states, plus the fact that it hasn't been seen in other parts of the country, suggests its design is the work of a bridge company rather than a state-standard bridge plan. This bridge had a 1940 construction date given, while a nearly identical example in Kansas had a 1925 date given. One of these dates may be wrong, given the significant gap in time. It seems unlikely such an unusual design was built over such a long period.
This bridge is one of the best examples in both Kansas and Missouri of this unusual truss bridge design, having minimal alteration and good physical condition.
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