Photo taken by J.P. in August 2009
BH Photo #145395
Gospel Street Pedestrian bridge
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Proof that even MOB's used to have thought put into them.
YES! This is the sort of bridge I had in mind when I mentioned being open to the idea of early 20th century MOBs being on here.
From a purely technical standpoint, all truss bridges are at some level a MOB. For pedestrian walkways, I tend to consider whether or not they are currently mass produced. In this case I would say this bridge is not and I am glad to see it on here. It represents a specific moment in bridge innovation.
I do not know enough about this bridge http://www.bridgehunter.com/oh/auglaize/bh46302/ to make a decision. I am trying to tell if the connections are built with rivets or carriage bolts.
Of course, this bridge just makes me sick: http://www.bridgehunter.com/mo/st-louis/bh50406/
Here is what I would call an "add worthy MOB". Of course, you can see the angle iron makeup, but also you can see other details that would obviously make this stand out from your ordinary MOB. Being that this bridge was built pre 1940's helps, too. Also throw in the fact that it is coupled with a nonquestionable historic bridge and this one is a winner.
Now this one has so much going for it that it leaves the others in the dust. However, what is historic and what is not is a matter of preference and perhaps a consensus type agreement. Anyway, I just threw in my two cents.