This is one of the only surviving patented Thomas Moseley iron arch bridges in existence, and it has been preserved on a privately owned public preserve called The Mile-Around Woods. The bridge is a bowstring truss/arch bridge. Typically bridges of this general overall design are called bowstring truss bridges, but often share a lot in common with arch bridges as well. However, this design lacks diagonal members and perhaps tips the scale more in favor of the arch category rather than the truss category. Even the patent for this bridge design is titled as a "truss bridge" but described in the details as being composed of "arches." Indeed, this only illustrates how unusual and highly significant this bridge is. It is among the oldest metal bridges in America and represents the period of experimentation in the development of iron bridges. The bridge as seen today has been moved and preserved here in 2013 after being in storage since 1958. The bridge originally crossed one arm of the Walloomsac River near the dam on Murphy Road (estimated coordinates: 42.912394, -73.235112). The bridge is narrower than it was when open for vehicular traffic. At the time this bridge was built, Thomas Moseley's company was named Moseley Iron Building Works.
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