This is a small, but nice looking pony truss. It is complimented by substantial stone abutments, with wingwalls that rise up above the roadway forming approach parapets.
Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory
Discussion of Bridge
The 3 panel, 49' long and 15.8' wide pin-connected Pratt pony truss is supported on ashlar abutments with wingwalls. The trusses are traditionally composed with built up box section upper chords and eye bar lower chords and diagonals. The rolled section floor beams are above the lower chords, and the lattice railings inside the truss lines are original. The bridge appears to be complete, although the inspection file states that it was "reconstructed in 1939." It is however, a late example of its type and is not historically or technologically significant. It is located in a county with a deep and varied collection of metal truss bridges, and it is the early examples that reflect the significance of the technology. There are over 30 metal truss bridges built between 1891 and 1934 in Greene County.
Discussion of Surrounding Area
The bridge carries 1 lane of an unimproved township road over a stream in a wooded, rural area south of Minet. Modern houses are beyond one quadrant. The area does not appear to have historic district potential.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No
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