I was able to gain access to the bridge from the owner. She was happy to let me take some photos. View from the south end looking north. Taken June 12, 2013.
Photo taken by Dave King
BH Photo #256097
I found one that used to exist in Indiana but was removed about 1990. Was built in 1905 by the Paris Bridge Company of Paris, IL
Two more pinned Warren pony trusses:
Tony: The oldest known highway swing bridge in the country, Michigan's New Richmond Bridge, includes pin-connected Warren pony truss spans: http://www.historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowse...
There also is the Howellville Bridge: http://www.historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowse...
Hmmm...is this a pinned Warren bedstead or a pinned Howe bedstead? Either way, it is lost.
With Matt on this one... A Pratt all the way.
Just out of curiosity... Does anyone know of any pinned Warren ponies out there anywhere? I would suspect that there were some built and just wonder if any remain. Being how rare that pinned Warren through's are, a pony would be very special.
Very nice indeed! This is another case of "Pratt or Warren?", but the diagonals are both eyebar members, suggesting that they are in tension, so I classified it as a half-hip Pratt.
The abutment looks like it might be newer than 1895, which could suggest its a relocated bridge. However some of our farmland in Michigan has truss bridges on it that appear to have been placed for farmer use when the county put big drains in place, so sometimes I think farm bridges can be original.
Thanks Nathan. I really liked this bridge. Luckily a farmer drove by me on his tractor and knew who owned the property. I don't know if it was an old road that ran that way or if its just there as a field bridge.