This is a small Warren pony truss, that retains a high degree of historic integrity. The bridge retains original pole railings. The builder plaque remains on the bridge, crediting the Brookville Bridge Company with building the bridge in 1919. The deck is concrete. Connections on the bridge are riveted. Extensive v-lacing is on the bridge, present under the top chord / end posts, and on the verticals and diagonals. Steel on the bridge was fabricated by Cambria.
Information and Findings From Ohio's Historic Bridge Inventory
The bridge carries a 1 lane road over a stream in a sparsely developed, rural setting.
The 1 span, 50'-long rivet-connected Pratt pony truss bridge is composed of built-up members and has pipe railings.
Summary of Significance
The 1919 Pratt pony truss is a late example of its type/design with no distinguishing features. It has riveted connections, typical of Pratt trusses from about 1900 to the 1940s when riveted connections began to
be phased out in favor of welded connections. 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.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No
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