Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2013
BH Photo #267840
yet another saved bridge due to a utility pipe line.
The concrete cast around the steel girder is a very cool detail! Can't say I've seen it done that way before. Also, It almost looks like there are steel stiffeners on the left side of each of the concrete elements. I would think that there would be a high probability of the concrete cracking due to flexure in the steel with a connection detailed like this, but it's still standing 70-80 years later...
Haha oh wow! This bridge made it to the site! I thought about adding it myself when I joined the site months ago but I hesitated since I didn't know if it would be considered historic or not.
It's within a very short driving distance from the house, on the way to my grandmother's house in Curry, and carries a pipeline, which is probably the reason it wasn't demolished when the realignment led to its abandonment. I've been intending to get permission from the camp to which the approach area appears to belong to go out there to the bridge in person.