Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in November 2006
BH Photo #116063
The Marseilles Bridge was made by Columbia Bridge Works as well but it was much closer in design to the St. Clair St. Bridge http://bridgehunter.com/oh/preble/6842364/ both in style, structure (Pratt vs. Whipple), and design (end posts and portals).
CBW & D.H. Morrison, it's founder, were very creative making a wonderful assortment of bridges that were both durable and beautiful. It is a shame so few survive.
This Bridge is very close to the 1885 Marseilles Iron Bridge that was replaced in 1932.
If you look at the 2 old photo's of the 1885 bridge you can see that they are just about the same.
Yep.....that was the original location of this span Eric!
The bridge looked better in the park before they built that new building right on top of it and then concreted all around it.
But with the CBW span in Kansas likely gone....am just glad to see this beauty anywhere.
Based on the description here, it looks like the original location of this bridge was at 39.668729,-84.453664. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=...
Glad it was saved, but I wish it could have been put to use -even if for pedestrians only- over a true body of water rather than just an empty ditch.