Two Mile Creek IL
Looking Northeasterly from RH Bank. Not a trace of water in this creek.....
Photo taken by K. Allen Ballard in June 17, 2016
BH Photo #355484
Well, that was some mighty quick linkrot. Try this one...
Hate to be the bearer of bad news Robert...
But that link is a dud! ;-)
This Warren/Pratt hybrid, or whatever you want to call it, was used on a relatively new (1950) pony truss in Johnson County, Kansas.
Johnson County has grown rapidly since WWII. Many of its historic bridges were demolished in the 1980s and 1990s as a result. This one was demolished within the last couple years.
Tony & Nathan:
THX for your expertise & knowledge. I posted the plaque picture & more. Will post a couple more pics later.
I've seen it more in wooden trusses than metal.
Another comment, this time to K. Allen... the Station and Bond items on the plaque... that's typical for state-standard bridge plaques in Illinois. Its interesting to compare how different state highway departments plaqued their bridges. Illinois decided to put station information on their plaques. Other states like New York and Pennsylvania just put little plaques with the date on them. Years ago as a newbie historic bridge enthusiast I was totally shocked at the lack of information on state plaques in other states. As a Michigan resident I was used to Michigan State Highway Department plaques which I later learned were some of the largest and most informative of all state standard plaques... having date, engineers, commissioners, contractor(s), and funding program.
I agree with Tony's reasoning, the unusual truss configuration is likely due to the number of panels. I would not describe it as unique, just uncommon. Here are a couple from my website over in Ontario... I wouldn't read anything into the fact that both my examples are in Ontario, I am sure I have seen other bridges with this design on BridgeHunter as well, I just can't remember them.
Yeah... I didn't think it looked that new!
I changed it to 1920 and if that wasn't right we can change it again. ;-)
This is rather unique. I would say that it is a Warren with an uneven number of panels, so the designer just added the center X column.
Yes! the plaque said 1920's, I think; I have a closeup that I will post later. It also had Station Data and Bond Issue info? A different take for a plaque if you ask me. Let me see if I can post plaque stuff Friday.
Happy Bridge hunting Tony. BTW, take a look at Cold Run Creek after I post more pics. It appears to be a Warren/Pratt combo? Hoping you or James can ID better than I can.
Noticed there is a small plaque mounted on the endpost. Did it happen to have a date? I would suspect the 1965 date to be off by at least a couple decades or more.
Visited here June 17th, 2016; had a nice visit with a nearby local landowner about this bridge, and local Pike County history.
Photos taken 10-8-10.