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Temple Street - Paint Creek Bridge

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Temple Street - Paint Creek Bridge

Washington C.H. Record-Herald: December 28 1939

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BH Photo #451101

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Description 

A rare pinned Warren through truss.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Paint Creek on Temple Street
Location
Washington Court House, Fayette County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1869; damaged and closed in 1968; replaced in 1970
Builder
- C.D. Caldwell
Design
6-panel, pinned Warren through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.53524, -83.44578   (decimal degrees)
39°32'07" N, 83°26'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/289808/4379032 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 85789 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 1, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • June 29, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Temple Street - Paint Creek Bridge
Posted July 2, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The use of corrugated (ribbon lacing) for primary members, and the pin connected Warren truss configuration remains atypical.

Temple Street - Paint Creek Bridge
Posted July 2, 2019, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Temple Street - Paint Creek Bridge
Posted July 1, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Very unusual bridge! Reference was made to two detail photos, which I was able to view for free online here:

https://newspaperarchive.com/washington-c-h-record-herald-de...

As seen in these two photos, it would appear to be composed of Phoenix columns, but its possible another builder purchased raw Phoenix columns as this bridge doesn't match any of the "name brand" Phoenix bridges.

Temple Street - Paint Creek Bridge
Posted July 1, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Wonder if it could have been fabricated by Louisville Bridge & Iron.

Temple Street - Paint Creek Bridge
Posted June 29, 2019, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

The portals say early Phoenix to me but its hard to make out if they are Phoenix columns. Note the truss type!

Regards,

Art S.