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Armour-Swift-Burlington Bridge
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: BridgesEra: 1910-1919DateCreated: 1911Missouri RiverKansas CityState: MOZip: 64106Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/project/armour-swift-burlington-bridge/Creator: Waddell, John Alexander Low

Work began in 1887 on the high-level truss "Winner Bridge" crossing the Missouri River at Kansas City. The piers were completed in 1890, but for financial reasons the project was suspended. John Alexander Low Waddell, renowned civil engineer, prepared an alternate design for a lift bridge in 1895, which would ultimately be built as the Armour-Swift-Burlington Bridge.

YearAdded:
1996
Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia/Americasroof (CC BY-SA 2.5)Image Caption: The Armour-Swift-Burlington Bridge it its lowered position over the Missouri RiverEra_date_from: 1911
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