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Mooresville Drive Bridge

Mooresville Drive Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 20, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Mooresville Drive Over Ausable River
Location
Rural: Middlesex County, Ontario: Canada
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
100 Feet (30 Meters)
Structure Length
100 Feet (30 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is in general a traditionally composed riveted through truss bridge in Ontario. However, it has an unusual detail. The normally unremarkable feature of overhead lateral bracing is on this bridge unusual because it is connected to the trusses by way of a pin connection. Normally, if a truss bridge had riveted connections, the lateral bracing would also feature riveted connections, rather than the older style pin connections. To connect via the pins, the lateral bracing uses an unusual four-prong design that produced two eyes at the end of the rod rather than the more common single eye. The overhead lateral bracing also features turnbuckles which would allow them to be tightened if needed, another feature associated with pin-connected truss bridges rather than riveted truss bridges. It is unknown why this bridge employs such unusual lateral bracing. It may indicate an obscure builder designed the bridge, or that the bridge is older than many rivet-connected through truss bridges.

This bridge recently had a new open grate deck installed.

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