Long Lane Road (1)
Photo taken by Dana and Kay Klein in June 2017
BH Photo #393486
Looks like it wintered well.
Thanks for getting out to this one so fast Dana! Glad to see and hear that's it's still in good condition. Now if only we could get it rehabilitated and preserved...
Some lenticular truss bridges (not this one) also have a false bottom chord, which is actually an edge bracing.
This bridge has a bit of an optical illusion. Typical of a Lenticular truss, the bottom chord is above the deck. The heavier horizontal member is actually a deck stringer. The Lenticular bottom chord is very lightweight compared to the stringer. In this respect, a Lenticular truss can fool you into thinking that it is a Parker if you cannot see the bottom chord.
Other than the deck this bridge is in remarkably good shape. Looks like it was abandoned not because of condition but because it doesn't actually go anywhere anymore.
Always happy to add an extant Lenticular pony truss, even if it is abandoned! While looking for info online I was also happy to find that the HistoricBridges team has already documented this bridge. Pictures and info here: