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Bridge Drive Bridge

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Elevation from the northwest

Photo taken by Matt Lohry in August 2014

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BH Photo #290341

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Description 

This little bridge is located on Bridge Drive, just west of the removed Bridge Drive Bridge over the Rock River, also listed on this website. This bridge is on private property, but the gate is right at the west portal of the bridge, so I was able to get some decent pics without illegally trespassing onto private property.

The bridge is a pin-connected, 3-panel, half-hip pony truss, which is extremely rare in Wisconsin, as Warren trusses were used the majority of the time for small river crossings. At only approximately 35 feet, this bridge is among the smallest pony truss bridges in existence. This bridge appears to be in excellent condition with only surface rust and no visible alterations. V-lacing is present on the verticals and under the upper chord. The diagonals on the outer panels are double eyebars, while the diagonals on the center panels are rods with turnbuckles. The wooden deck also appears to be in excellent condition, with no rot or even warped boards anywhere. The abutments are concrete with wingwalls and also appear to be in excellent condition.

Facts 

Overview
Half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge over Nolan Creek on Private road (old Bridge Drive)
Location
Theresa, Washington County, Wisconsin
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
Design
3-panel pinned Half-hip Pratt pony truss
Also called
Nolan Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.46413, -88.38736   (decimal degrees)
43°27'51" N, 88°23'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/387772/4813292 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 62241 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Closed (2,410)
Half-hip Pratt pony truss (384)
Owned privately (1,286)
Pony truss (15,050)
Pratt pony truss (3,172)
Pratt truss (8,008)
Preserved (1,056)
Theresa, Wisconsin (4)
Truss (29,444)
Washington County, Wisconsin (22)
Wisconsin (1,220)

Update Log 

  • August 2, 2014: Added by Matt Lohry

Sources 

  • Matt Lohry