Murtaugh Bridge, Murtaugh, Jerome County, ID
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Murtaugh vicinity, ID
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER ID-1
Building/structure dates: 1916 initial construction
Significance: This Pratt truss bridge was constructed in the early years of the twentieth century to provide north-south access across the Snake River. The need for River crossings increased as development of the Minidoka Projects took place. Murtaugh was on the railway, and therefore, access to it desirable. The primary significance of the bridge is its age relative to those of the communities it serves.
Mull , Charles M.
Johnson, Gus D.
Dudley, C. W., Photographer
Martens, Gerald L., Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. Approach view from North showing timber deck and deck railing.
2. Approach view from South showing lattice railing and connection to floor beam system.
3. General elevation showing placement of pier on river 'till.'
4. General view showing bridge in its setting during high river flows.
5. General elevation showing South access road and abutment location.
6. Detail of truss and cross-bracing showing masonry footing and pier arrangement for approach spans, and for main truss stringers and deck.
7. Detail of main truss substructure showing typical rivited connections and 'lattice' construction.
8. Detail elevation of main truss connections, deck railing support and main pier arrangement.
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