This pony truss bridge was one of many built around Jackson County in the 1930s when many of the county highways were created. There were many built in this style and I believe this was one of the last (along with Noland Road about a mile NNE) to be replaced.
Examining old maps suggested that Bannister Road was realigned when the bridge was built. This suggested that there had been another bridge on the earlier alignment. I followed the original alignment and found the piers and abutments shown in the attached photos. I have no idea of what kind of bridge was there or whether it was removed when the new bridge (1930s) was opened, remained in service, was washed out, etc.
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