Photo taken by Anthony Dillon
The bridge was originally just a long pony truss and the overhead bracing was added later...possibly when the bridge was relocated here.
Was the overhead bracing part of the original design, or an afterthought?
This is the bridge that you were referring to in Martinsville. As Nathan stated, it is not from a ferris wheel but is indeed a patented design from the Massillon Bridge Company. This bridge actually does still exist and the parts are in storage. Hopefully, someday soon the opportunity will present itself for this wonderful span to be reconstructed. If you know of any trail projects in the martinsville area, this bridge would be great to use for that purpose.