Wednesday, February 27, 2008

East Turtle Creek Bridge

Photo: Janis Ford, 2/2008

This little Pratt pinned half-hip pony truss bridge crosses East Turtle Creek and carries a private driveway from North Waynesville Rd. in Warren County. The trusses appear to predate 1900. Likely the concrete deck replaced a wooden one relatively recently. The bridge abutments appear to be modern (cement blocks) and the pinned lower chords are not under tension so deck support beams likely have been added. The bridge may have been moved here from another location. Many of these small bridges have been saved by use on private drives.