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Liberty Park Bridge


From the Island

Photo taken by Clark Vance in June 2012


BH Photo #234377

Street View 


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.


Concrete pony arch bridge over Lagoon
Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri
Open to pedestrians only
Built by the Sichert brothers as part of their amusement park
Concrete pony arch
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)


Arch (12,652)
Concrete pony arch (50)
Have street view (28,893)
Missouri (6,562)
NR-eligible (4,107)
Open to pedestrians (4,580)
Owned by city (6,081)
Park (284)
Pettis County, Missouri (75)
Rainbow arch (257)
Sedalia, Missouri (7)

Update Log 

  • September 9, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • 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"


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


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.