Asylum Ramble – Asylum Bridge

This is the <a href="">Asylum Bridge</a> that connects Osawatomie to the State Hospital, over the Marais Des Cygnes River.

It's a shame that Osawatomie is letting this historic bridge fall into ruin. It was built in 1905 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the only known example of a "Reverse Parker Truss" bridge. It is currently closed to all traffic, but would make a great attraction for the town as a bike/ped bridge, and provide Hospital workers who live in Osawatomie a convenient path to walk or bike to work.

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