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I actually just started the award :) As I am sure many historians do, I have often wished to be able to travel back in time. Imagine the stir it would create if I suddenly started posting color digital camera photos for bridges demolished 80 years ago!
I didn't know you had another award for a HB. But it definitely makes sense. I'm actually going to add this to my Mystery Bridge category for the Chronicles, together with another pair of Pennsylvania through truss bridges located in Clinton and Lyon Counties. I'm really curious to see how many Pennsylvania trusses were actually constructed in Iowa, for according to HABS/HAER records, they were rarely used, but from my point of view, I really disagree- they were used just as much as the Parker and Pratt through trusses.....
I'd give this bridge the TARDIS Award (A bridge that would be high on my list to visit if I had a time machine). Very sad to see the awesome bridges that once existed but are gone now.
By the way, its hard to tell, but it looks like this bridge's main span had intermediate connections and was actually a Pennsylvania truss not a Parker truss.