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Benson Bridge

Photos 

Distant View From Water Of South Side Of Bridge

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #194761

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Little Bear River on County Road Fa538
Location
Benson, Cache County, Utah
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built in 1915; Closed to traffic in 1985 due to deteriorating flooring; Replaced 1989
Builder
- L.J. Ross of Caldwell, Idaho
Design
Pin-connected Pratt through truss bridge with A-frame portal bracing
Dimensions
Total length: 125.0 ft.
Also called
Little Bear River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.78667, -111.95500   (decimal degrees)
41°47'12" N, 111°57'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/420645/4626531 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newton
Inventory number
BH 48344 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Benson, Utah (1)
Built 1915 (1,168)
Built during 1910s (9,198)
Cache County, Utah (11)
L.J. Ross (1)
Lost (21,662)
Lost 1989 (166)
Lost during 1980s (1,169)
Owned by county (19,895)
Pratt through truss (4,932)
Pratt truss (8,623)
Replaced by new bridge (14,359)
Through truss (13,903)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,636)
Truss (31,038)
Utah (263)

Update Log 

  • March 4, 2011: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • HAER UT-48 - Benson Bridge, Spanning Cutler Reservoir, Benson, Cache, UT