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Upper Paris Bridge, Spanning Wapsipinicon River at Sutton Road, Paris, Linn County, IA

Upper Paris Bridge, Spanning Wapsipinicon River at Sutton Road, Paris, Linn County, IA

 
 
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Significance: This Whipple through truss is structurally significant wagon crossing and a rare example of a double-intersection Pratt truss with the rare use of wrought iron components along with its truss configuration (diagonals extending over two panels). It is one of only eight pin-connected Whipple through trusses remaining in Iowa and is the longest of the eight.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N254
Survey number: HAER IA-83
Building/structure dates: 1879 Initial Construction
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 98000532

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1969 - 1980
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Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Wrought Iron Bridge Company
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