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Liberty Park Bridge

Photos 

From the Island

Photo taken by Clark Vance in June 2012

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BH Photo #234377

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Between 1880 and 1890 the area now known as Liberty Park was run by the Sichert family. This lagoon, island, and bridge were built by them.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete pony arch bridge over Lagoon
Location
Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built by the Sichert brothers as part of their amusement park
Design
Concrete pony arch
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Sicher's Park Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.71060, -93.24183   (decimal degrees)
38°42'38" N, 93°14'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/478974/4284689 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sedalia East
Inventory number
BH 52789 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Arch (11,510)
Concrete pony arch (46)
Have street view (25,338)
Missouri (6,129)
NR-eligible (4,011)
Open to pedestrians (3,804)
Owned by city (4,916)
Park (270)
Pettis County, Missouri (73)
Rainbow arch (242)
Sedalia, Missouri (7)

Update Log 

  • February 8, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Park"
  • February 8, 2014: New photos from James Baughn
  • September 24, 2012: New photos from Clark Vance
  • June 30, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Concrete pony arch"

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

Liberty Park Bridge
Posted February 28, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

But Nathan... It looks Happy like a Rainbow!

Liberty Park Bridge
Posted February 28, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Without a look at the steel I can't say for sure whether the railings act as part of the structure. It may just be a deck arch but they are fairly substantial.

Someone got trigger-happy clicking the rainbow designation.

Liberty Park Bridge
Posted February 27, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Does anyone know why this is listed as a "pony arch" and "rainbow arch" as it doesn't seem to be a rainbow arch by my definition. The load-bearing arch structure appears to be below (or integral with) the deck.