Evansville Creek Crossing, Adair Co.

Built in 1947, this Parker pony truss has a span length of 80 feet and 3 approach spans. The view above, looking south, and the view below, looking north from the approach spans, give a general idea of the bridge and its setting.

Above,  the Illinois steel mark on the endpost. Below, a close view of the truss. Note the lattice type railing.  This bridge uses many outdated construction features when compared to other contemporary structures, such as built-up web members and lattice railing, so the possibility exists that this was a span re-used from an earlier structure, or continued post-war materials shortages dictated these earlier methods be used.


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