This bridge is noteworthy for its use of bolted connections. While not the earliest example of the use of bolted connections, it is still part of a period of time in history where bolted connections were occasionally used as builders transitioned from pins to rivets in connections. Bolted connections would later make a comeback in the second half of the 20th Century.
Information and Findings From DHPA Historic Bridge Survey
Statement of Significance
Bolted Warren ponies represent a fairly short, intermediate stage in the truss' development towards all-riveted structures. This bridge is of standard design for its type and stage and retains its original members, including latticed guardrails.
Concrete abutments and wingwalls support the single-span, somewhat skewed Warren pony truss. The largely-bolted structure extends 64' in four panels. Its all-interior verticals and its diagonals are manufactured from a pair of angles riveted together with battens. The I floor beams are bolted to gussets and the verticals below the lower chord and carry the asphalt-over-concrete deck with its 16' roadway.
This bridge was built over McHargue Ditch, near the Weddle property in Brownstown Township, by a local contractor, Henry Harman, for the sum of $1044.00. The contract letting date was 11 March 1918. [county research results]
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes
Original / Full Size Photos
|A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery offers photos in the highest available resolution and file size in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer|
Mobile Optimized Photos
|A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery features data-friendly, fast-loading photos in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer|
Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
View Bridge Location In:
© Copyright 2003-2021, HistoricBridges.org. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer: HistoricBridges.org is a volunteer group of private citizens. HistoricBridges.org is NOT a government agency, does not represent or work with any governmental agencies, nor is it in any way associated with any government agency or any non-profit organization. While we strive for accuracy in our factual content, HistoricBridges.org offers no guarantee of accuracy. Information is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Information could include technical inaccuracies or errors of omission. Opinions and commentary are the opinions of the respective HistoricBridges.org member who made them and do not necessarily represent the views of anyone else, including any outside photographers whose images may appear on the page in which the commentary appears. HistoricBridges.org does not bear any responsibility for any consequences resulting from the use of this or any other HistoricBridges.org information. Owners and users of bridges have the responsibility of correctly following all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, regardless of any HistoricBridges.org information.