The Historic Bridge Inventory states that this bridge has riveted connections. However, the connections on this bridge are bolted. The built up beams are riveted, and there are a couple rivets on the gusset plates, but the majority of fasteners on each connection are bolted. The bridge appears to have been riveted in the shop, shipped to the site in pieces (typical for truss bridges) and erected on site, using bolts for all fasteners installed in the field. Using bolts would have provided this rigid-connected truss bridge, while avoiding having to do hot metal riveting in the field.
Information and Findings From Ohio's Historic Bridge Inventory
The bridge carries a 2 lane road over a stream in a sparsely developed, rural setting.
The 1 span, 50'-long, rivet-connected Warren pony truss bridge has verticals and is traditionally composed of built-up members.
Summary of Significance
The 1915 Warren pony truss has no distinguishing features. It has riveted connections, typical of Warren trusses from about 1900 to the 1940s when riveted connections began to be phased out in favor of welded
connections. The weld-connected Warren trusses continue to be a popular bridge type/design on county roads in Ohio. The survey has identified more than 500 pre-1961 Warren pony truss bridges, making them the most common truss
type/design surviving in the state. This example is not historically significant for its technology or context. More distinguished examples better represent the significance of the type/design in the development of the state's road
systems. The not eligible recommendation of the prior inventory remains appropriate.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No
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