This bridge is about as small as truss bridges were ever built. This bridge is not even quite twice as long as its narrow one-lane width! The bridge is a two panel pin connected half-hip Pratt pony truss, the smallest number of panels a Pratt truss can have. As such, it is an unusual case where a bridge has additional historic significance for being small as opposed to big. However, only by seeing bridges like this can a historian truly interpret how widespread and important the metal truss bridge was to late 19th and early 20th Century America. From the tiniest crossings like this, to spans of over 1000 feet, the metal truss bridge was the solution for providing a safe, reliable, and cost-effective crossing.
There is lattice on the vertical member of the trusses. The end post appears to have been damaged. Fortunately, the end posts was repaired and the bridge continues to be in service. 1910 is a given date in the National Bridge Inventory for the construction of the bridge, which is plausible, although it is possible this bridge could be older.
This historic bridge has been demolished. This map is shown for reference purposes only.
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