Clarks Creek Bridge - south and west side looking east
Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in October 2016
BH Photo #366437
Nice Find Nick! THX for your efforts & sharing a great old relic like this one.
I also thought that the stilts looked like they might be from an older bridge. Your theory about the current bridge being moved in is certainly plausible.
Although the cut stone substucture might suggest original location, I have to wonder if this pony might have been brought in to replace an earlier (possible through truss) bridge at this location. The current "stilts" that the structure is resting upon appears to have possibly been fabricated from another bridge, suggesting that it might have been cobbled together on a shoestring budget to serve light traffic for a season.
This is a rather long pony truss. The substructure is quite interesting as it consists of laced members. Not sure how much longer this one will stand. I have never attempted to visit it.
Ventured through the rough forest today, east across from Hoff Rd. and found this old beauty - interesting old grown-over roads approaching on curve to bridge on west side, and exiting road off bridge on east side also on sharp curve. A tall jump up onto platform, and VERY precarious across rotten and crumbling planks to other side - danger level HIGH if wanting to traverse bridge but merely seeking it out and enjoying its rustic survivor charm very worth it