Monday, February 26, 2007


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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Schweitzer Road Bridge, Ashtabula, Ohio

Photo: Rob Trainor, 2007

This is a modern Warren Through Truss bridge located in Ashtabula County over the Grand River. The build date is fairly recent (1996). It is a relatively rare bridge as the majority of such bridges are low "pony"configurations; that is, they lack the horizontal overhead cross beams.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Green Hill Road Bridge

Photo Janis Ford, 2007

This recent photo shows a snow covered bridge in Ashtabula County. This is a great example of a circa 1900 Warren riveted polygonal pony truss steel bridge. Newer examples of such bridges don't have the nice "lacing" on the diagonal truss members but tend to use plain I-beams.