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White Bridge

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White Bridge

The Salt Lake Tribune: April 25 1907

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BH Photo #464353

Map 

Description 

A very early and substantial crossing. A "Double-barreled" structure with a Lattice truss is a rare sight in the Western US. It appears to have never been covered.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Lattice through truss bridge over Jordan River on North Temple Street
Location
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca. 1860; demolished 1908
Builder
- Henry Grow
Design
2-lane, uncovered wooden Lattice through truss
Also called
North Temple Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.77151, -111.92609   (decimal degrees)
40°46'17" N, 111°55'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/421845/4513805 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 87695 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 6, 2020: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • January 6, 2020: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • January 6, 2020: Added by Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

White Bridge
Posted January 6, 2020, by Luke

Apparently this particular Lattice pattern is called a "Remington patent", or so the Mormon literature on the builder says.

I know little about wooden truss construction or patents, but perhaps Will Truax is lurking and can shed some technical light on the subject.

White Bridge
Posted January 6, 2020, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks Luke ! This was an exciting find.