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Rockwood Railroad Bridge

Rockwood Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Luke Gordon

Bridge Documented: August 1, 2005

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Norfolk Southern) Over Huron River
Location
Rockwood: Wayne County, Michigan and Monroe County, Michigan: United States
Structure Type
Metal 10 Panel Rivet-Connected Baltimore Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Deck Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
155 Feet (47.24 Meters)
Structure Length
234 Feet (71.32 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is painted red, which is a pleasant departure from the railroad standard black paint that is usually seen. The portal bracing is not the most unusual thing ever seen, but it is not common looking either, with its slightly star-like appearance. This bridge is a Baltimore through truss with riveted connections and two small deck plate girder approaches. The bridge is traditionally composed with built-up beams. Adding to the geometric beauty already present in the complex Baltimore truss configuration, there is lots of lattice on the truss span, on vertical members, under the top chord, and on the bracing. The only place v-lacing is present is on the bottom chord. The bridge has five panels. The bridge looks like it was originally sitting on stone piers and abutments, which were repaired with concrete.

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