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Somerset Bridge

Photo from Somerset Town & School Photos

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #486666

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Description 

What appears to be another very early span constructed by the T.B. White & Sons firm (later Penn Bridge Works), this bridge likely dates to ca. 1870. Basically a pinned Pratt with counters, with the outer 2 panels featuring a diagonal across both panels like a Whipple truss. Also appears to have had cast elements at all of the upper connections.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Mississinewa River on SR 13
Location
Somerset, Wabash County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Builder
- T.B. White & Sons of New Brighton, Pennsylvania (Likely builder)
Design
(2)10-panel, pinned Pinned Pratt through trusses.
Also called
Somerset Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.67724, -85.82664   (decimal degrees)
40°40'38" N, 85°49'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/599161/4503590 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 91373 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 3, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added historic name.
  • December 7, 2020: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • December 7, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Somerset Bridge
Posted December 7, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I was working on it with Melissa... but Mr. Hubbs beat me to it. 🤬

Somerset Bridge
Posted December 7, 2020, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

And Geoff, not sure who created the entry.

Somerset Bridge
Posted December 7, 2020, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Apparently it's vertical endpost week! :^)

Really nice find Tony!

Regards,

Art S.