A few miles south of Lisbon (off Sutliff Road) is the historic Sutliff Bridge. Now officially considered a park, for foot traffic only, it has picnic tables on the bridge allowing for an amazing view of the river for rest and reflection. One of the oldest triple-span Parker Truss bridges, on May 15, 1998, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Its survival as a tourist attraction can be credited to the Sutliff Bridge Authority, which saved the bridge when the Cilek bridge was built in the 1983 over the Cedar River to carry the weight of modern vehicular traffic.
The group worked to save the historic bridge yet again when in 2008 what meteorologists called a “500-year flood” destroyed the eastern one-third of the structure. In October 2012 a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held, opening the bridge to public foot traffic use again.