Lewis CR328 Bridge
Photo taken by Chris Gonnerman in March 2010
BH Photo #208114
Just be glad that this bridge has such a beam. Not all bridges have them.
Yes, that floor beam is the only thing keeping this bridge upright. But it could easily fail at any time.
It appears to me that the floor beam underneath the end posts is the only thing that is keeping this bridge from collapsing. That floor beam is allowing this Pratt truss to remain standing as a three-legged bridge for now.
Field visit today: I'm not sure how this bridge is still standing. There's almost nothing supporting the southwest endpost.
Using info from this website, I visited & photographed 5 bridges on my birthday, April 4th. This structure is a real photo treasure and a wonderful piece of historic achitecture. We enjoyed visiting here very much. Hope to return in the fall.