This fascinating Warren pony truss bridge with a wooden deck is located on private property and appears to have been moved from a different location, judging by the abutments. The bridge's structural steel is a lightweight style and composed of angles, similar to that used on the 10 Mile Road Bridge in Michigan. The Babtiste Creek Private Bridge has a home-made look to it however. It may have been substantially altered when it was moved or it may have been built by a farmer or a very small local contractor who happened to own a riveting machine or something. The bridge is indeed old, as it is all riveted, but some of the rivet holes on the steel have no rivets, like someone just didn't rivet everything they could. The other thing is that on the second panel from the left, in the above photo, the connection at the top chord is not in the center between the verticals! Moreover, the second panel from the right side is longer than that second-from-the-left panel. The bridge has been altered from original design, as the lateral bracing under the bridge is welded onto the floor beams via a piece of plate... an obvious non-original connection method.
Please be aware that this bridge is on private property.
Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
Search For Additional Bridge Listings:
© Copyright 2003-2022, HistoricBridges.org. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer: HistoricBridges.org is a volunteer group of private citizens. HistoricBridges.org is NOT a government agency, does not represent or work with any governmental agencies, nor is it in any way associated with any government agency or any non-profit organization. While we strive for accuracy in our factual content, HistoricBridges.org offers no guarantee of accuracy. Information is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Information could include technical inaccuracies or errors of omission. Opinions and commentary are the opinions of the respective HistoricBridges.org member who made them and do not necessarily represent the views of anyone else, including any outside photographers whose images may appear on the page in which the commentary appears. HistoricBridges.org does not bear any responsibility for any consequences resulting from the use of this or any other HistoricBridges.org information. Owners and users of bridges have the responsibility of correctly following all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, regardless of any HistoricBridges.org information.