This is a rare Whipple truss bridge with Phoenix columns that has been preserved as part of a snowmobile trail. As Whipple truss spans go, this is a fairly short span. There is the possibility that this is a relocated bridge and that the truss was shortened when it was moved. The bottom chord connections at the hip verticals have an unusual detail. The connection casting used here is the same as the ones used on regular vertical members, but as the hip vertical is eyebar, the attachment on the casting for the phoenix column is unused. It is not known if this was done just to avoid the complexity of a special casting here, or if perhaps this is evidence that this unusually short Whipple truss used to be a longer bridge that was moved here and shortened and when that happened they used one of the regular vertical castings at the hip vertical.
This bridge is tagged with the following special condition(s): Phoenix Columns
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