Waterford-Troy Bridge to be Honored

by Harold Wessell

On September 8 of this year, at Noon in the Soldiers and Sailors Park in Troy, the American Society of Civil Engineers will unveil a plaque recognizing both bridges of the Troy-Waterford crossing as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark – an award that since the program began in 1964 now lists at least 260 structures of particular engineering significance. Following is a brief history of this unique  structure.

One day in 1972 this writer, arriving in Dubuque, Iowa, new to town, stepped into a traditional looking tavern to ask some directions.

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