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Pratt Truss Bridge

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Late 19th century; moved here 1907. Over Red Clay Creek, near Creek Rd., northeast of Ashland

Wilmington and Western Railroad (CH30) was owned by the Baltimore and Ohio starting in 1883. This iron bridge was hauled in from the B&O's Wheeling, West Virginia, division, where heavier locomotives had made it obsolete, and today it is an extremely rare example of a Pratt through truss still carrying railroad traffic. Wrought-iron members are connected by pins and eye bars.

Writing Credits

W. Barksdale Maynard


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W. Barksdale Maynard, "Pratt Truss Bridge", [Wilmington, Delaware], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Delaware

Buildings of Delaware, W. Barksdale Maynard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008, 79-79.

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