Award for an A-Frame

by Dominic Preziosi, Asst. Editor; 345 E. 47th St., New York, NY 10017,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1989, Vol. 59, Issue 7, Pg. 58-59

Document Type: Feature article


The Waddell A-frame truss bridge that now stands in Parkville, Mo. was neither the longest, largest nor most all-encompassing civil engineering project of 1988. But the story behind the resurrection of the bridge, which was rescued from the scrap heap, made it a winner of an OCEA Award of Merit. With no money, no expertise and no equipment, citizens of Parkville and some local civil engineering students relied on donations and volunteers to erect the 60 ton bridge, originally built in 1898, over a ravine in the local park.

Subject Headings: Awards and prizes | Frames

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