View from southwest
Photo taken by James Baughn in May 2010
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Okay, I know that all of you are probably staring at the incredible Whipple truss...
But, I was looking at the pony span, and I was paying special attention to the outriggers. I cannot tell for sure if they are cruciform or not. If, and this is a big if, but if they are cruciform, then perhaps the Kansas City Bridge & Iron Co. might be another company that used cruciform outriggers. This would not be too much of a surprise given that cruciform iron was readily available at one time and the related Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Works used it.
This is a highly significant bridge on many levels.
I visited the bridge site in July of 2007. The approach structures and roadway deck have been removed. The main span was still in place and appeared to be sound. No broken connections or members that I could see from the south end of the bridge.