Old Ila Road Bridge
Photo taken by Cate Short
BH Photo #490277
Bridge sits on north side of modern road with 1990 bridge over same feature. Setting is rural and access to abandoned road and bridge is gated.
The 3-span bridge consists of an approximately 20'-long stringer approach span on the east end and two, 60'-long riveted Warren with verticals pony truss spans that have bolted field connections. The earlier stone substructure units have concrete caps, and the 15'-wide bridge deck is concrete. Rolled H section is used for the upper chords while the other members are angles with battens. There is considerable impacted rust.
Summary of Significance:
The bypassed pony truss bridge was determined eligible as part of the state's first bridge survey. It is dated 1924, and it was bypassed by at least 1990.