Salt Creek Bridge, Spanning Big Salt Creek, bypassed section of Arch , Norwich, Muskingum County, OH
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bypassed section of Arch, Norwich vicinity, OH
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER OH-127
Building/structure dates: 1876 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1998 subsequent work
Significance: Salt Creek Bridge is the only surviving pure Warren truss covered bridge in the United States. Although the Warren truss, patented in 1848, was originally designed as a timber/iron truss, it did not become popular in American until after 1860 with its development in an all-metal version. By the late nineteenth century, it was one of the two most popular truss types for metal bridges, the Pratt truss being the other.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
ELEVATION, NORTHEAST BY 40 DEGREES.
PERSPECTIVE, DUE EAST.
GENERAL VIEW, LOOKING SOUTH. IN FOREGROUND IS A STEEL PONY TRUSS BRIDGE BUILT IN 1953 TO BYPASS THE COVERED BRIDGE.
PERSPECTIVE, EAST PORTAL.
WESTERN CUT STONE ABUTMENT AND BELOW DECK DETAIL.
VIEW OUT OF EASTERN PORTAL.
SOUTH PANEL, SOUTHWEST BY 230 DEGREES.
DETAIL, TOP CHORD. NOTE STENCILED DONOR NAMES.
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