Upper Paris Bridge

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Sutton rd. over Wapsipinicon R., Coggin, Iowa

Whipple through truss bridge over Wapsipinicon River on Sutton Road near Paris

Photos 

Overview Looking Northwest

This is a wonderful find, a rare bridge that is not easy to locate. (I searched for a couple of months to finally locate it, based on bad GPS data.) It's worth the effort!

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in April 2013

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Description 

This Whipple through truss is structurally significant wagon crossing and a rare example of a double-intersection Pratt truss with the rare use of wrought iron components along with its truss configuration (diagonals extending over two panels). It is one of only eight pin-connected Whipple through trusses remaining in Iowa and is the longest of the eight. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER IA-83)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 15, 1998
Reference number
98000532
Architectural style
Other architectural type; pinned Whipple through truss
Area of significance
Engineering
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Road-related
Current function
Road-related
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant year
1879

Update Log 

  • April 6, 2013: New photos from J.R. Manning

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