South English River Bridge
View from the southwest
Photo taken by Dave King on July 31, 2014
BH Photo #289993
The road is signed off as a Private Road but Enter at your own risk.
Luke... probably not a bad idea. My concern is many people seem to think that just because a truss has vertical end posts that it must be a bedstead... which is not the case. This bridge looks like it has railroad design influence. Maybe it was originally a RR bridge... or a HWY over RR bridge that the RR designed. I have not known the RR to design bedsteads.
Another mystery... why no NBI listing? Is this road really open to traffic or is it perhaps abandoned by the county and instead owned by a farmer? I was hoping the NBI listing might have an odd construction date that might point to when the bridge was moved here.
I'll change it to just a plain DI warren pony, just in case...
Do we have photos confirming that this rare double-warren pony truss is actually a bedstead... meaning that the end posts MUST extend below the bottom chord of the bridge to perform a substructure function? Based on the photos posted, it doesn't look like a bedstead. But I can't really tell.