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Erb Farm Bridge

Erb Farm Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 27, 1905

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Private Farm Trail Over Local Creek/Drain
Location
Rural: Huron County, Ontario: Canada
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

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

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is visible on the left hand side of Kings Highway 21 as you head north towards Bayfield. It is a private bridge, probably erected, or possibly moved from a different location, to give a farmer access to the fields. The bridge sits on steel caissons. A sign in front of a nearby house displayed the name Erb, so a reasonable name for the bridge is the Erb Farm Bridge.

Queen post trusses are always three panels, with two diagonals in the middle panel. This truss design is comparable to the two-panel king post, which has the middle panel removed, and is the simplest truss design. Queen post truss bridges are a rare find these days.

This particular truss bridge is pin connected, and has v-lacing on the vertical members. The diagonal members have turnbuckles. The guardrails are simple metal pipe, and the deck is wood. The structure sits on steel caissons, which are likely filled with concrete. There does not appear to be any paint on the bridge.

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