Sunday, February 26, 2006

Quick trip to Morrow County

I took advantage of the clear weather to visit bridges in Morrow County today. This bridge is bypassed by Route 42 and is abandoned. The old road is now closed at this bridge. The truss is a modified Pratt.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Holmes County Bridge

This may be the last old metal bridge in Holmes County. I know of 4 other examples of this bridge style: two each in Ohio and Nebraska. Built by the Canton Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio about the turn of the 19th century it has a peculiar trusswork. Its been classified as a lattice truss but I'm not convinced the lattice is anything more than a guard rail. The diagonal angle beams appear to be doing the load bearing.