This beauty is in a 3 mile radius of Feederdam, Jeffers, and Courtney. I guess the only bridges that Clay County actually gives a crap about are abandoned.
In my opinion the pony truss is particularly significant because of its early 1880 construction date and association with a bridge builder that is not well represented in the remaining bridge population.
The DHPA comments for this bridge state that:
The overall pattern of the trusses of each span is fairly conventional. The full-hip design of the pony and the crafting of the verticals are noteworthy, though. The undecorated trusses of each span retain their original members.
I'm curious why this is on the NRHP...What's that significant about it?
Thanks Tom, I was really surprised that it was still standing.
Tony, I think it is about 3 mile west of the Feeder Dam bridge.
Yeah I didn't know about this one either. Not a through with a pony listed in Cooper's book. The pony looks like the older of the two spans. How close is this to the Feederdam Bridge over the Eel River?
Wow Robert, Nice find! Another bridge I didn't know existed. I was within a few miles of this bridge more than once last year and went right past. I'm going to have to pay more attention.