Nice add Marc!
This is actually a Warren truss... and a nice one at that!
Small railroad tracks were often used by construction crews to move materials back in the day.
Interesting shot although it appears to be a railroad rather than a highway bridge. The Lincoln Highway bridge at Tama, IA is well represented on this site @
as well as on Google search and Library of Congress and unlike the Nevada prototype appears to be intact.
There was another example of this kind of railing on a different highway in Iowa: https://bridgehunter.com/ia/dubuque/bh56667/
The structure, itself, was indeed a nothing lost here 20' concrete culvert but the railings were considered cool enough at the time. The Lincoln Highway Association wanted to make them the standard design for the route. Need less to say, it didn't happen. If one wishes to split the hair precisely, I guess I'd agree the culvert was demolished and the railings preserved.
Well, this is a puzzler. This culvert was probably insignificant other than the great railings. Although the culvert was destroyed, the interesting part was preserved. Do we call this one demolished or preserved?
Looks like a 4 panel Pratt through truss to me. I can't help but wonder if it has been shortened, or otherwise modified.
Photo by Carol Jackson
Very old and very unusual. I would want to see some detail shots before I deeming it a simple Warren. Could be something more unusual.
This is a great find. Nevada has very few historic bridges, but this would be an important bridge even in a truss rich state. This one may even be wrought iron.
Photo by carol jackson 2016
The photos used show a bridge located on Riverside Rd. between Gold Butte Rd. and Foster Lane on 170, however, the coords have this bridge placed further north.
For the sake of accuracy, it should be 36.7338319,-114.2205841.
Actually, this narrow gauge railroad bridge was built after the one further south (between Primm Valley Resort and Whiskey Pete's).
After a few years of operation the railroad was replaced by monorail track and eventually abandoned in the early 2000's due to low ridership between Buffalo Bill's and Whiskey Pete's.
Funny, I was wondering the same thing. I don't know of any others this far west. Wyoming has the Fort Laramie Bridge. Kansas and Nebraska have a few King Bowstrings, but I am drawing a blank on anything from the Rockies on west.
I got wondering if this is the most westerly confirmed King Bowstring...
Thanks for the photo. You can't beat a good bowstring.
"Granite" from previous 1877 bridge discovered during demolition.
It was a King Bowstring.
Isn't this structure located in Clark County, Nevada and not in Mohave County, Arizona?
Looks like a former railroad bridge re-purposed for vehicular traffic.
Info on the project: Key landmark in Reno NV to be demoed in 2014: http://www.rgj.com/article/20131011/NEWS/310110066/?nclick_c...
I am not sure what was going on here. The Bailey truss might have been an old bridge in use for many years, or it may have been a temporary bridge. Either way, satellite view confirms that this bridge is lost.
Street view images suggest that historic span has been replaced, more information needed.