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This bridge was previously located on Bayertown Road crossing Dirty Face Creek in Liberty Township. With only two panels, this is the least number of panels that a Pratt truss can have. As such, this is a short bridge with an estimated length of 35 feet. The bridge was reportedly built by the King Iron Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio, a prolific bridge builder in the late 1800s and early 1900s. This bridge is a traditionally composed example of its type. Little bridges like this are often overlooked for preservation because of their small size. As such, this is a rare example of such a small bridge being preserved. While preserving large bridges is important, it is also important to preserve small bridges like this one to ensure that a complete picture of our nation's transportation past is kept alive.
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