Timber Lake Creek Bridge, Washington County

Built in 1911 by the Rochester Bridge Company, of Rochester Indiana, this 75-foot bedstead Pratt appears to have been recently blocked off from traffic, and may be demolished.

The view above is thru the bridge. This bridge is significantly longer than most of the bedsteads seen in Oklahoma. It consists of five panels, instead of the usual three. Note the depth of the trusses. The builder's plaque must have been recently removed, as evidenced by the paint ghost on the right endpost.

Above, an angle-side view with David as a scale.

Above, detail view of the endpost to top chord connection. The endpost extends below the bridge and forms the abutment the bridge sits on.

Below, a view of the truss. This bridge is fairly unique, as far as bedsteads are concerned.


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