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This category is to waymark truss type bridges around the world. These bridges can be currently in use or can be abandoned but still standing.
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The truss is a simple skeletal structure. Typical Span Lengths are 40m - 500m and the World's Longest is Pont de Quebec with a total Length of 863m and the center Span 549m.

For the most part, all beams in a truss bridge are straight. Trusses are comprised of many small beams that together can support a large amount of weight and span great distances. In most cases the design, fabrication, and erection of trusses is relatively simple. However, once assembled trusses take up a greater amount of space and, in more complex structures, can serve as a distraction to drivers.

Like girder bridges, there are both simple and continuous trusses. The small size of individual parts of a truss make it the ideal bridge for places where large parts or sections cannot be shipped or where large cranes and heavy equipment cannot be used during erection. Because the truss is a hollow skeletal structure, the roadway may pass over or even through the structure allowing for clearance below the bridge often not possible with other bridge types.

Trusses are also classified by the basic design used. The most representative trusses are the Warren truss, the Pratt truss, and the Howe truss. The Warren truss is perhaps the most common truss for both simple and continuous trusses. For smaller spans, no vertical members are used lending the structure a simple look. For longer spans vertical members are added providing extra strength. Warren trusses are typically used in spans of between 50-100m.

The Pratt truss is identified by its diagonal members which, except for the very end ones, all slant down and in toward the center of the span. Except for those diagonal members near the center, all the diagonal members are subject to tension forces only while the shorter vertical members handle the compressive forces. This allows for thinner diagonal members resulting in a more economic design.

The Howe truss is the opposite of the Pratt truss. The diagonal members face in the opposite direction and handle compressive forces. This makes it very uneconomic design for steel bridges and its use is rarely seen.
Instructions for Posting a Truss Bridges Waymark:
To post a new waymark in this category, there must be a minimum of one main picture showing the truss bridge. Please include the coordinates of the bridge itself and any safe nearby parking coordinates as well. The name used to create the waymark should be the formal name of the bridge if it has one or the name of the road the bridge is on.

Please include details or information about your logged bridge. (example: specifications and interesting facts about your find). Also, if a web site is available, include that in the specified box. If you log this WM before it is approved, it can be justification for a declined notice.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Log your find with a picture of the bridge with yourself or your GPS in the foreground. This shot does not have to be taken "on" the bridge. The shot should show the "truss" structure of the bridge as well.
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Image for E 3rd Street Bridge -- Lancaster TXview gallery

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Truss BridgesE 3rd Street Bridge -- Lancaster TX

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A structurally-deficient Warren Pony Truss Bridge over Bear Creek in Lancaster TX has been closed to vehicle traffic

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 12/18/2016

last visited: 12/9/2016

Image for MKTRR Duck Creek Pony Truss Bridge -- Garland TXview gallery

NENE26.1 km

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Truss BridgesMKTRR Duck Creek Pony Truss Bridge -- Garland TX

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A handsome Pony truss bridge over Duck Creek on the former Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad west of downtown Garland

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/18/2018

last visited: 2/2/2019

Image for Mt. Zion Road Bridge - Midlothian, TXview gallery

SS33 km

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Truss BridgesMt. Zion Road Bridge - Midlothian, TX

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The Mt. Zion Road Bridge carries traffic across Waxahachie Creek in Midlothian, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 8/21/2014

last visited: 7/4/2019

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WW36 km

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Truss BridgesOld Handley road bridge

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This bridge is no longer in service but is used for access to a pumping station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SFAdad

location: Texas

date approved: 4/26/2010

last visited: 2/7/2015

Image for Belz Road Bridge - The Colony, TXview gallery

NN38.1 km

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Truss BridgesBelz Road Bridge - The Colony, TX

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The Belz Road Bridge once took traffic across Duck Creek in northern Denton County. Today, it is retired, and has moved a considerable distance, carrying pedestrian traffic over a creek in Greenway Park, The Colony, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/23/2014

last visited: 6/10/2018

Image for Matthews Street Bridge - Waxahachie, TXview gallery

SS38.8 km

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Truss BridgesMatthews Street Bridge - Waxahachie, TX

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Relocated to Getzendaner Park in 1990 for use as a pedestrian bridge over Waxahachie Creek.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 3/7/2020

last visited: never

Image for Rogers Street Bridge - Waxahachie, TXview gallery

SS39.9 km

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Truss BridgesRogers Street Bridge - Waxahachie, TX

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The Rogers Street Bridge crosses Waxahachie Creek as Rogers St merges into College St in Waxahachie, TX. It was bypassed by a new bridge in 1990 and taken out of service, and in 2004, it began a new life as a pedestrian bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 8/24/2014

last visited: 6/12/2008

Image for FW&WRR Bridge -- W Fork of Trinity River, Fort Worth TXview gallery

WW47.3 km

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Truss BridgesFW&WRR Bridge -- W Fork of Trinity River, Fort Worth TX

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The through truss bridge built by the former Fort Worth & Rio Grande RR over the West Fork of the Trinity River north of downtown Fort Worth, now owned by the Fort Worth & Western RR

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 10/16/2015

last visited: 10/5/2019

Image for Fort Worth & Western RR bridge -- Trinity Park, Fort Worth TXview gallery

WW48.1 km

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Truss BridgesFort Worth & Western RR bridge -- Trinity Park, Fort Worth TX

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A through-truss bridge built by the St Louis & San Francisco RR in the early 20th century still carries rail traffic over the Trinity River in Trinity Park

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 4/2/2017

last visited: 3/10/2017

Image for UPRR University Drive Truss Bridge -- Fort Worth TXview gallery

WW48.6 km

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Truss BridgesUPRR University Drive Truss Bridge -- Fort Worth TX

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A substantial Warren through-truss bridge now owned by the Union Pacific Railroad carries two (of 4) sets of tracks over the Trinity River at University Drive

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 4/2/2017

last visited: 3/10/2017

Image for Northbound University Drive Truss Bridge -- Fort Worth TXview gallery

WW48.9 km

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Truss BridgesNorthbound University Drive Truss Bridge -- Fort Worth TX

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A 1932 Pony Truss bridge carries northbound road traffic over the Trinity River along University Drive

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 4/2/2017

last visited: 3/10/2017

Image for Southbound University Drive Truss Bridge -- Fort Worth TXview gallery

WW48.9 km

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Truss BridgesSouthbound University Drive Truss Bridge -- Fort Worth TX

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The southbound truss bridge that carries University Drive over the Clear Fork of the Trinity River near Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 11/19/2016

last visited: 11/19/2016

Image for Old Alton Bridgeview gallery

NWNW49.9 km

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Truss BridgesOld Alton Bridge

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Through truss bridge over Hickory Creek on Copper Canyon Road in Denton

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member drnod10

location: Texas

date approved: 1/4/2009

last visited: 3/24/2018

Image for Sam Bass Road Bridge at Duck Creek - Roanoke, TXview gallery

NWNW50.2 km

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Truss BridgesSam Bass Road Bridge at Duck Creek - Roanoke, TX

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Properly the "Sam Bass Road Bridge at Duck Creek", this pony truss bridge is enjoying its retirement at the Denton County Southwest Courthouse at 6200 Canyon Falls Dr, Roanoke, TX, in the area of Argyle and Flower Mound.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/31/2017

last visited: never

Image for Rector Road Bridge at Guyer High School - Denton, TXview gallery

NWNW50.4 km

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Truss BridgesRector Road Bridge at Guyer High School - Denton, TX

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Originally on Rector Road over Clear Creek in Sanger, this bridge retired to the grounds of Guyer High School in 2005, connecting the school campus to the athletic complex. Located at 7501 Teasley Lane, Denton, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 6/30/2014

last visited: 3/19/2015

Image for Donald Road Bridge at South Hickory Creek - Denton, TXview gallery

NWNW56.5 km

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Truss BridgesDonald Road Bridge at South Hickory Creek - Denton, TX

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This single-panel Warren pony truss bridge once took Donald Road traffic over Hickory Creek, near Krum. Today, it is enjoying its retirement at the Denton County Administrative Complex, 535 S Loop 288, Denton, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 10/30/2015

last visited: 5/15/2016

Image for Gregory Road Bridge at Duck Creek - Denton, TXview gallery

NWNW56.5 km

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Truss BridgesGregory Road Bridge at Duck Creek - Denton, TX

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This Warren pony truss bridge with alternating verticals once took Gregory Road traffic over Duck Creek in northern Denton County. Today, it is enjoying its retirement at the Denton County Administrative Complex, 535 S Loop 288, Denton, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 10/29/2015

last visited: 5/15/2016

Image for County Line Road Bridge - Denton, TXview gallery

NWNW62.8 km

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Truss BridgesCounty Line Road Bridge - Denton, TX

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This Warren pony truss bridge once crossed Denton Creek on North County Line Road at the Denton/Wise County border. It was relocated to North Lakes Park in Denton, TX in 2001, and is now a pedestrian bridge over a small creek.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/10/2014

last visited: 2/9/2015

Image for FM 428 Bridge - Denton County, TXview gallery

NN65.8 km

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Truss BridgesFM 428 Bridge - Denton County, TX

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A beautiful Pratt through truss bridge today provides a pedestrian crossing over the Elm Fork of the Trinity River, having been bypassed by a new section of FM 428 in 1992. Located in Greenbelt Park 428, just west of Aubrey, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/2/2014

last visited: 6/6/2016

Image for Kings Creek Bridge - Kemp, TXview gallery

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Truss BridgesKings Creek Bridge - Kemp, TX

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The Kings Creek Bridge once carried traffic over Kings Creek on Kaufman County Rd 4034, west of Kemp. It was removed in 2009, and has since been converted into a concert stage at Kemp City Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/25/2020

last visited: 8/8/2020

Image for Plainview Road Bridge - Krum, TXview gallery

NWNW67.8 km

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Truss BridgesPlainview Road Bridge - Krum, TX

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The Plainview Road Bridge once took traffic across North Hickory Creek on Plainview Road, west of Krum. Today, it is retired, and has moved to what will ultimately be Eastside Park in Krum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 11/15/2014

last visited: 1/10/2015

Image for Sam Bass Road Bridge at Clear Creek - Sanger, TXview gallery

NWNW76.3 km

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Truss BridgesSam Bass Road Bridge at Clear Creek - Sanger, TX

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A through truss bridge, the Sam Bass Road Bridge at Clear Creek stands just south of Duck Creek Road, west of Sanger, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 10/28/2015

last visited: 3/15/2017

Image for Briar Creek Bridge on FM 3051 - Navarro County, TXview gallery

SESE78.4 km

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Truss BridgesBriar Creek Bridge on FM 3051 - Navarro County, TX

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The Briar Creek Bridge once took traffic across Briar Creek on FM 3051, northeast of Corsicana, TX, but today, it sits, abandoned, having been bypassed by a new bridge in 1999.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/22/2015

last visited: never

Image for Clear Creek Bridge - Trenton, TXview gallery

NENE89.6 km

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Truss BridgesClear Creek Bridge - Trenton, TX

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Properly "Clear Creek Bridge at Nicholson Road," this Warren pony truss bridge with alternating verticals is several counties away from where it used to work, enjoying its retirement in Trenton's Memorial Park, off of FM 814 (W Saunders St).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/7/2017

last visited: never

Image for Brazos Point Bridgeview gallery

SWSW93.3 km

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Truss BridgesBrazos Point Bridge

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A bypassed truss bridge on count road 1118 in Johnson County Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SFAdad

location: Texas

date approved: 9/9/2010

last visited: 3/14/2020

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