TRUSS Award 2011
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These are "Top Ranked Unique Savable Structures" selected as the most worthy bridges to be saved during 2011. Many are threatened with demolition or neglect, but have a practical chance of being saved.
Beatty Road Bridge
(Morrow County, Ohio)Built 1915; rehabilitated 1996Through truss bridge over Whetstone Creek on CR 149 (Beatty Road)Closed to traffic after failing an inspection in August 2011
Independence Bowstring (Verdigris River) Bridge
(Montgomery County, Kansas)Built 1871 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.Bowstring through truss bridge over Verdigris River at the end of Burns Street in IndependenceAbandoned with deck missing and surrounded by overgrowth
Long Shoals Bridge
(Bourbon County, Kansas)Built 1902 by the Midland Bridge Co.Bypassed through truss bridge over Little Osage River on 265th StreetClosed to all traffic
(Pierce County, Washington)Built 1934. Bypassed by a new vehicular bridge and left in place in 2015.Concrete truss bridge over Puyallup River on WA 162 in McMillinOpen to pedestrians only
Mead Avenue Bridge
(Crawford County, Pennsylvania)Built 1871; additional trusses added 1912Two-span Whipple through truss bridge over French Creek on Mead Avenue in MeadvilleIn storage or disassembled
Mitchell River Bridge (Old)
(Barnstable County, Massachusetts)Built 1936; rehabilitated 1980 replaced 2014Wooden bascule bridge over Mitchell River on Bridge Street in ChathamReplaced by a new bridge
Nachitoch Bluff Bridge
(Clark County, Arkansas)Built 1908 by the Morava Construction Co.; rehabilitated 1980; closed to traffic ca. 1996Derelict two-span through truss over Little Missouri River, just upstream from I-30Abandoned, with deck partially missing
Panther Creek Bridge
(Miami County, Ohio)Built ca. 1880Bowstring through truss bridge over Panther Creek on Private driveway off of Sugar Grove Road about 1 mile West of Owens Road.Abandoned after new private pony truss was constructed.
(Christian County, Missouri)Built 1909 by the Canton Bridge Co. at Ozark Mill and later relocated here; reopened Aug. 23, 2013Two-span Pratt through truss bridge over Finley Creek on Riverside Drive north of Ozark in OzarkClosed indefinitely due to flooding. Replacement most likely
(Faulkner County, Arkansas)Completed July 1874 by the King Bridge Manufactory & Iron Works of Iola, Kansas, a branch of the King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio. Bypassed by a new bridge 1991. Fabrication date circa 1871, a controversy with the two counties delayed set.Iron bowstring truss bridge over Cadron Creek near Springfield on the Conway-Faulkner County lineRemoved from Cadron Creek to be relocated.
US 66 Meramec River Bridge
(St. Louis County, Missouri)Built in 1931, replacing the Votaw Bridge; made obsolete in 1968 by a new westbound I-44 bridge on a new alignment; deemed unsafe for vehicular / pedestrian traffic and closed on October 29th, 2009.Deck truss bridge over Meramec River on Old US 66 at Route 66 State ParkClosed to all traffic with deck removed
Wagon Wheel Bridge
(Boone County, Iowa)Built 1909; closed to vehicle traffic in 2008 due to flood damage on an approach span; center pier damaged by ice on February 22, 2016 with one span collapsing on March 10, 2016. Remaining spans demolished December 2, 2016.Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on 200th Street west of BooneRemaining spans demolished December 2, 2016