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Waddell "A" Truss Bridge


Long Distance General Side View

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #122816

Street Views 


Through truss bridge originally spanning Linn Branch Creek in Clinton County near Trimble, but relocated to English Landing Park in Parkville spanning Rush Creek
Parkville, Platte County, Missouri
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1898 for the Quincy, Omaha and Kansas City Railroad. Abandoned in 1939, but converted into a highway bridge on MO 4 in 1953. Dismantled in 1980 to make room for Smithville Reservoir, but relocated to English Landing Park in Parkville in 1987.
- A & P Roberts Co. of Pencoyd, Pennsylvania
- Pencoyd Iron Works of Pencoyd, Pennsylvania [also known as A & P Roberts Co.]
- Quincy, Omaha & Kansas City Railroad (QO&KC)
Waddell "A" through truss
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 25, 1991
Also called
QO&KC - Linn Branch Creek Bridge (Original Name)
QO&KC - Waddell "A" Bridge (Original Name)
MO4 Linn Branch Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.18586, -94.68210   (decimal degrees)
39°11'09" N, 94°40'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/354721/4338749 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
NRHP 90002173 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 22356 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 5, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Quincy, Omaha & Kansas City Railroad"
  • February 28, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • November 20, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • September 11, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • September 5, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • January 16, 2016: New photos from Neil Krout
  • January 7, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added dimensions
  • April 29, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • November 23, 2009: New photos from Joshua Collins
  • August 31, 2008: New photos from James Baughn

Related Bridges 


  • HAER MO-8 - Waddell "A" Truss Bridge
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Neil Krout - kickinpony [dot] 66 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Dana and Kay Klein


Waddell "A" Truss Bridge
Posted December 11, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I merged the HAER drawings to a PDF for easy viewing.

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