This bridge is a very small pony truss with low trusses.
It appears to be quite old, since despite being a small truss and thus with
smaller beams, the floorbeams are built-up and not rolled. This suggests the
bridge is an older truss bridge, perhaps dating to the late 1880s and early
1890s. The bridge is not listed on the National Bridge Inventory suggesting
the bridge is privately owned. The water level below this bridge is at least
sometimes, such as when these photos were taken, partially touching the
water. In these photos the bottom flange of the floorbeams is just barely
making contact with the water. If the levels were to rise any more, it would
present a deterioration risk to the bridge.
This bridge is locally significant as the last known
remaining pin-connected highway truss bridges. Lucas County has many more
railroad truss bridges than highway truss bridges.
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