Paw Paw Creek Bridge, Craig County

This pony truss span and approaches was built in 1911 by the Illinois Steel Bridge Co., of Jacksonville, Ill. It is located only a few miles west of Vinita. Like many of the bridges in Craig County, this bridge dates to the "Tin Bridge" era before design were standardized by state highway departments. The riveted Parker pony span is 85 feet in length. Above, an overview of the bridge. Below, the builder's plaque.

Above, a cast iron plaque with county information. Below, an angle view. The truss span stands on lally columns. The approach spans are steel stringer type, and are supported by laced channel columns with diagonal braces.

Above, a neat turn-down detail on the end railings. Below, a deck view of the truss. All member are built up, and the bridge has an unusual pointed top cord.


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