The bridge is a Warren pony truss of traditional composition. It is composed of three panels. Connections on the bridge are riveted, and no v-lacing is present on the bridge. Double channel style railings are present on the bridge. Jones and Laughlin steel brands were located on the bridge. That the company was going by the name "Laughlin" and not "Laughlins" indicates the steel dates to after 1905. A ca. construction 1910 date for this bridge might be accurate.
This bridge, which had been closed to traffic and essentially abandoned and was just sitting around minding its own business was demolished by the county for no reason other than to wipe it off the face of the earth. That's right, they did not build a new bridge in its place, they just demolished the bridge. This was a waste of both tax payer dollars and history. The bridge was not a hazard, it did not appear to be on the verge of collapse. To make matters worse, the road commission made no attempt to offer this bridge publicly to interested parties for preservation at another location. While this marketing method does not work anyway, at least there is a remote chance somebody hears about it. With a bridge this size, it would be easy to move and preserve. It would have made a great foot bridge in a park or on a trail.
This historic bridge has been demolished. This map is shown for reference purposes only.
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