Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Knapp Road Bridge

Photo: Jeremy Clevenger, 2005
SFN 6760090

A railroad crossing truss bridge. Many of such bridges are beam or girder construction rather than trusses! This (1905) 3-span Warren riveted pony truss carries Knapp Road over the CSXT RR tracks in Portage County and was a common style of overpass bridge built for the railroads in the early 20th century.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Woodrow Road Bridge

Photo: Don O'Brien 11/2007

This Pratt Pinned Through bridge was found by Don O'Brien on Woodrow Road (TH 83) in Ross County. The road has an old "private" sign and the bridge is not listed in the OBI (so it could actually be private). From its general appearance, lattice work and guard rail it appears to be a turn of the century Massillon Bridge Company design and in good condition. It is similar in construction to the private Yatesville Bridge in nearby Fayette County. As always, see the Bridge List for more information about both of these bridges.