They painted it Happy Red too. Interested way the "excess verticals" become "stanchions" for the pipe railings.
Photo taken by Andrew Pearce in August 2012
BH Photo #238051
A fully subdivided Queenpost truss with extended end posts. You could call it "Pratt-enized" or a "straightened bow"; this fully modern truss is more than a little reminiscent of the original iron bowstring trusses that used to cross the canals back in the 1830s, but it has a flat top chord and "4 section end posts". Maybe, since it is a Pratt with a polygonal top chord, but one of just 3 sections, we should call it something with a hump that's smaller than a Camel. How about a Llama or an Alpaca? Seriously, this one is for fun, so enjoy yourself.
- Queenpost pony truss bridge over Delaware Canal on pedestrian traffic from Durham St to the Riegelsville Inn parking lot
- Riegelsville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
- Essentially new "fun truss" bridge added to Canal park walking tour
- Built 2009
- Modern Queenpost built from 6" box section steel.
Span length: 75.0 ft.
Total length: 75.0 ft.
Deck width: 6.0 ft.
- Also called
- Riegelsville Pedestrian Bridge
Delaware Canal footbridge
Gateway to the Highlands Trail
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.59377, -75.19257 (decimal degrees)
40°35'38" N, 75°11'33" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/483705/4493681 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 53255 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- July 4, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
- August 25, 2012: Updated by Andrew Pearce: Added category "Wooden deck"