12 truss bridges

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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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15 responses to “12 truss bridges”

  1. Reinhold Graf Avatar

    Incredible work you do 👏

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Why thank you!

  2. Andy Umbo Avatar
    Andy Umbo

    Love this! Didn’t know so many still existed! —-T

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      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.

  3. Theron Avatar

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

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Me too. Breaks my heart. I don’t understand why they can’t leave the old one in place and build a new one alongside it.

  4. M.B. Henry Avatar

    Fantastic!! And I recognize a couple of those from the old Mother Road! :)

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Indeed! I think I kind of wore my kids out on that trip photographing the bridges.

  5. Kelly Ray Hugunin Avatar
    Kelly Ray Hugunin

    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.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      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.

  6. Jan Caloia Avatar
    Jan Caloia

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

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Sounds like fun!

  7. Rob Rogers Avatar

    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.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I have not! I’ll put that on my list.

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