12 truss bridges

Casselman River bridge
Garrett Co., MD; Kodak EasyShare Z730
Chicago Skyway Bridge
Cook Co, IL; Olympus XA, Kodak T-Max 400
Canadian River Bridge
Blaine Co, OK; Canon PowerShot S95
Washington Road Bridge
Knox Co, IN; Canon PowerShot S80
George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge
Louisville, KY; Pentax K10D, smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL
Hibbs Ford Bridge
Putnam Co, IN; Canon PowerShot S80
1880 bridge
Paoli, IN; Canon PowerShot S95
Bridge at Devil's Elbow
Devil’s Elbow, MO; Canon PowerShot S95
Pony trusses
Morgan Co, IN; Canon PowerShot S95
Bridge on Prince William Road
Carroll Co, IN; Canon PowerShot S80
Holliday Road Bridge
Boone Co., IN; Olympus OM-4T, 40mm f/2 Zuiko Auto-S, Fujicolor 200
Old US 31 Bridge, Peru, IN
Miami Co, IN; Kodak EasyShare Z730

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14 thoughts on “12 truss bridges

    • Quite a few are left. Often they’re on back roads. Highway truss bridges get replaced a lot because of heavy wear and/or increased traffic leading to widened roads.

  1. Theron says:

    Oh man, truss bridges! Something near and dear to my heart. I die a little every time they replace one around here!

  2. Kelly Ray Hugunin says:

    The Mill Creek Bridge on 42 in Putnam County was recently struck by a vehicle. It is closed through August for repairs. I know someone who lives right by it. He said it was not in good condition. Hopefully they won’t decide to replace it.

    • I heard about the damage. I sure hope they’re able to save that bridge. It’s a terrific example of a kind of Indiana highway bridge that used to be so common.

  3. Jan Caloia says:

    Jim, you would enjoy visiting the Historic Bridge Park near Battle Creek, MI and it’s small collection of truss bridges.

  4. Nice work! Have you see. David Plowden’s “Bridges: The Spans of North America”? Anyone who likes the American built landscape or Walker Evan’s photos will appreciate Plowden’s decades-long work.

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