Brashears Creek 1
Picture taken in 1987
Photo taken by Tandy Chenault
BH Photo #218251
I had the pleasure of driving across this bridge once. A few years later (2002), I canoed past its wreckage in the creek bed. Has anyone yet salvaged the metal? It was very much visible from the road.
The portals of this lost bridge suggest ca.1890's to me. Also it was on cut stone abutments which are normally pre-1900, but of course they may or may not be original to this bridge.
I found the .PDF at Historicbridges.org most informative. I may have gotten a dose of Bowstring Warren Truss overload. So now I will look closer and longer at bridges then I ever have. Thanks for the site and the great pictures.
Try another fine historic bridge site:
You'll be talkin' the talk in no time flat!
Someone give me the quick "Bridge 101" course. I'm new to the site and need a little primer. What is a pony truss etc.?
I do a lot of back road riding (motorcycle) and I love seeing the old iron.
Perhaps the second bridge listed in NBI 1992 is the old truss? If so, 1919 makes more sense.
Thanks for giving us a look at this lost bridge.
Does anyone else think 1940 is a bit late for this one?
Great Pictures!!! Wish she was still around, A awesome looking Bridge.
Someone even tried to burn the floor out but that old bridge was too tough to go like that. I didnt get a pic of the tiny burn hole. I think these pic's were taken in 1987 on a Pentax SLR.
There is a concete bridge there now but I and my cousin still go there just to breath fresh air and reminense.
Feel free to post your photos right on this page, we would be very interested in seeing them!
I have several pictures of this bridge before it was swept away by flood waters. I'd be glad to send them for anyone interested.