Bear Creek Crossing, Lincoln Co.

Built in 1914, this rather conventional looking bedstead Pratt appears to have been cobbled together.

Above, looking through the bridge. This bridge is located near Fallis.

Below, this view along side the truss shows the outriggers used to stabilize the trusses.

Below, one of the lower portions of the endposts. Note that the endpost is sitting on a needle-beam, and the part which was in concrete has been torched off. You can also notice a gap in the lacing. The endposts of this bridge have been replaced with laced channel  sections of similar design from a demolished bridge.

Below, where the endpost meets the upper chord. Note the welds, and the thick spacers to connect the new section to the splice plates that would have been used for the original sections.

Below, a view of a portion of the truss, showing repairs in the form of plate welded into the vertical post, and channel welded on the top chord. While not the most preferable way of repairing a bridge, what you see in these examples illustrates the flexibility of the steel truss in maintaining it. It is easily repaired and adapted, in a much more forgiving way than other types of bridge.

Below, another overview of the bridge.