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.