This bridge is right next to the Sugarcreek Bridge. View that page for a discussion of the two bridges in the context of a unique pair of truss bridges.
This bridge is a seven panel pin-connected Pratt through truss. It features a rather ornate (especially for a railroad bridge) portal bracing design. It was designed for and, carries a single railroad track. While no v-lacing is on the bridge, lattice is everywhere. Lattice can be found on the verticals, portal bracing, sway bracing (struts) and under the top chord / end post. Some diagonal members have typical turnbuckles in the middle, while others have unusual hardware at the ends of the diagonals for adjusting tension. These are quite different than the standard turnbuckle. The ornate portal bracing, struts, the unusual tension adjustment hardware, and the relatively lightweight construction for a railroad bridge suggest this may be a very old railroad bridge, perhaps dating to as early as the 1880s. However, the bridge sits on concrete abutments, which may not be original. Stone abutments would be expected from a 19th century railroad bridge.
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