Thursday, March 17, 2005

The Fate of Most Metal Truss Bridges

Fosnaugh Bridge Location Posted by Hello

This is the fate of most old metal truss bridges. I find nothing aesthetically pleasing about an I-Beam supported roadway. The only visible structure is the DOT approved guardrail.

However, the original bridge was inadequate to support modern traffic loads and was awaiting some idiot in a fully loaded cement truck to end its existence. About all we can hope is for the best examples to be bypassed or moved and preserved on a bikeway. The next generation will not see many of these bridges in the “wild”. So see them now!