West Branch Wapsinonoc Creek Bridge
View from Water Street.
Photo taken by Dave King; Taken July 14, 2013
BH Photo #259808
I wondered if this might be a Frankenbridge, or at least a heavily modified bridge. I have come to learn that there are a lot more of those out there than one might think.
I look for empty rivet holes when I visit a bridge now, but I didn't notice the ones here.
UI Engineering senior project?
Take a look at Photo #7. End post terminates prematurely into gusset plate containing empty rivet holes (evidence of salvaged material). Elsewhere, welded construction is apparent. It appears to be a "Redneck" bridge. Sometimes when you have someone hold your beer while you build a bridge, the diagonals just don't quite come out where they are supposed to be, you know? And someones that pesky endpost, just isn't quite long enough... That's what the scrap plate in the back of the truck is for!
In short, I don't really think a specific truss classification was a consideration during this bridge's fabrication!
Bizarre... I've never seen one quite like this!
So, is there a such thing as a half-hip Warren truss? This question is about half serious and half joking...
This is a Warren but with the end posts extended out to form another narrow triangle. Does anyone recall others of a similar configuration?