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Honey Run Bridge, Spanning Butte Creek, bypassed section of Honey Ru, Paradise, Butte County, CA



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Central Panel, Eastern Span

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Note Wrought Iron Lower Chord Tension Members

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Item Title


Location
bypassed section of Honey Ru, Paradise vicinity, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-312
Building/structure dates: 1886 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1965 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1972 subsequent work
Significance: The Honey Run Bridge is the best preserved of four surviving examples of Pratt-type wood covered bridges in the United States. The Pratt truss was patented by Thomas and Caleb Pratt in 1844 and featured wood compression members and iron tension members. The design, favored for its strength and adaptability, became the standard American truss for moderate spans on both railroads and highways by 1870 and remained so well into the twentieth century.

Subjects
Transportation Industry
Covered Bridges
Pedestrian Bridges


Related Names
American Bridge Company
Pratt, Thomas
Pratt, Caleb
Honey Run Covered Bridge Association
Miller, George


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
HONEY RUN BRIDGE
OBLIQUE PERSPECTIVE WEST
OBLIQUE PERSPECTIVE EAST BY 95 DEGREES
INTERIOR OF WEST SPAN LOOKING WEST (SHADOW OF VERTICAL LAPS PLACED ON ZONE III; ASPHALT ZONE IX)
CENTER SPAN TRUSS DETAIL
TOP CHORD CONNECTION DETAIL. CENTRAL PANEL, EASTERN SPAN
INTERIOR LOOKING EAST
EAST END FROM MID SPAN OF EASTERN SPAN (THREE DIFFERENT TRUSSES, EAST SOUTHEAST 110 DEGREES)
WEST NORTHWEST 295 DEGREES, EAST ELEVATION
EAST ABUTMENT, NOTE REPEAT OF DETAILS IN CA-313-12
BELOW DECK DETAIL FROM EAST BANK
BELOW DECK DETAIL FROM EAST BANK. NOTE WROUGHT IRON LOWER CHORD TENSION MEMBERS
BELOW DECK DETAIL
BELOW DECK DETAIL
ELEVATION 200 DEGREES SOUTH SOUTHWEST
ELEVATION UPSTREAM SIDE, SOUTH SOUTHWEST BY 200 DEGREES
PERSPECTIVE MID SPAN SECTION, SOUTHWEST BY 230 DEGREES
ELEVATION NORTHEAST BY 30 DEGREES, WEST SECTIONS OF SPAN COVERED BY OVERGROWTH
ELEVATION NORTHEAST BY 30 DEGREES, WEST SECTIONS OF SPAN COVERED BY OVERGROWTH
PERSPECTIVE MID SPAN SECTION, SOUTHWEST BY 230 DEGREES


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