Oneida & Western Bridge over South Fork
Wood deck with approach fencing
Photo taken by Bob Davis 0n May 25, 2009
BH Photo #140656
Great News! In November 2016 Scott County was able to get a grant to refurbish this bridge. In March 2017 the wood on the bridge was replaced to make it safe for vehicle, foot and equine travel once again. The bridge leads into Big South Fork National River and Recreational Area where camping, hiking, mountain biking and equine trails are available.
Donna Martin, Owner, OHP
True West Campground, Stables & Mercantile, LLC
Found this picture with a write-up:
To me, the lower portal braces (circular elements without crosses) suggest either Variety Iron Works or Keystone Bridge Co. In any event, the bridge was likely originally build for a main line in the 1880s and sold used to this short line in 1915 to be incorporated in this crossing. Nashville Bridge Co. being the erector in 1915, not the fabricator of the Whipple truss.
I actually live in Scott Co. where the bridge is located, and the park service allows the bridge to be used by vehicles, pedestrians, and horses. Although crossing the bridge with a horse is at your own risk. They have signs posted about the horses just before you cross. Hope this helps!! -Justin Roberts
Has this been repurposed to a vehicle bridge, or is it pedestrian only?