This bridge is a traditionally composed riveted pony truss. It retains good historic integrity including original lattice railings. The bridge is seated on concrete abutments which include concrete posts that rise up and protect the end posts of the truss from damage and visually provide a sense of beginning and end to the bridge.
Information and Findings From Ohio's Historic Bridge Inventory
The bridge carries a 2 lane road over a stream in a rural area of active farms.
The 1 span, 64'-long, rivet-connected Warren pony truss bridge has verticals and is traditionally composed of built-up members. It has lattice outriggers and railings, concrete deck, and is supported on concrete abutments.
Summary of Significance
The 1922 Warren pony truss is a later example of its type/design with no distinguishing features. It has riveted connections, typical of Warren trusses from about 1900 to the 1940s when riveted connections began
to be phased out in favor of welded connections. The weld-connected Warren trusses continue to be a popular bridge type/design on county roads in Ohio. The survey has identified more than 500 pre-1961 Warren pony truss bridges,
making them the most common truss type/design surviving in the state. 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. The not eligible recommendation of the prior inventory remains appropriate.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No
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