Asheville Citizen-Times: December 20 1889
BH Photo #459945
Rare example of a WIBCo. Pennsylvania through truss. Despite being dilapidated and rickety, it took 3 tries before this old beauty could be brought down.
- Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over French Broad River on Amboy Road
- Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built in 1889 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company; replaced in 1951
- - Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
- 8-panel, pinned Pennsylvania through truss (Camelback format)
(2)3-panel, pinned Pratt Bedstead pony trusses
Length of largest span: 250.0 ft.
Total length: 355.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +35.56876, -82.56368 (decimal degrees)
35°34'08" N, 82°33'49" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 17/358300/3937244 (zone/easting/northing)
- Inventory number
- BH 87169 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- November 10, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
- November 10, 2019: Added by Tony Dillon
- Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
- Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com