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Polley Lane Bridge, Spanning Yellow River at Polly Lane, Aurora, Taylor County, WI



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Location
Spanning Yellow River at Polly Lane, Aurora, WI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WI-15
Building/structure dates: 1908 initial construction
Significance: The Polley Lane Bridge is representative of Pratt overhead trusses built between 1895 and 1910. These bridges are a transitional group, between the wagon bridge of the mid-to-late nineteenth century and the automobile-carrying structure of the twentieth century. Thus, the Polley Lane Bridge has pin connections for the major joints, light and slender members in the truss web, and a wood deck. The structural material was steel, however, and the floor beams were rolled sections. The bridge's 110-foot span is in the average range for similar overhead Pratt trusses in Wisconsin.

Subjects
Bridges


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. BARREL VIEW LOOKING NORTH
2. SIDE VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST
3. SIDE VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST
4. GENERAL VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST
5. VIEW OF UNDERSIDE
6. DETAIL OF PIN CONNECTION
7. DETAIL OF NORTHWEST CORNER
8. BARREL VIEW LOOKING SOUTH
9. DISTANT BARREL VIEW LOOKING SOUTH
10. DETAIL OF RAILING
11. DETAIL OF TOP CHORD EAST SIDE
12. DETAIL OF TOP CHORD NORTHEAST CORNER
13. DETAIL OF BOTTOM CHORD PIN
14. NORTH ABUTMENT


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