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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 Old Clay's Ferry Bridge - Lexington, KYview gallery

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Truss BridgesOld Clay's Ferry Bridge - Lexington, KY

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Old Clay's Ferry Bridge, also known as the KY 2328 bridge, crosses over the Kentucky River near Lexington, Kentucky, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Kentucky

date approved: 1/2/2009

last visited: 6/5/2010

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Truss BridgesMuddy Creek Bridge

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Through truss bridge over Muddy Creek on Meadowbrook Road in Madison County, Kentucky.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Wallyum

location: Kentucky

date approved: 7/2/2010

last visited: never

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Truss BridgesJo Blackburn Bridge - Lawrenceburg, KY

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The Jo Blackburn Bridge is located along Hwy 62 in Lawrenceburg, KY. It is approximately a quarter mile in length.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member DaveGoliath

location: Kentucky

date approved: 4/29/2011

last visited: never

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Truss BridgesOld US 60 Iron Bridge - Freestone Road, KY, USA

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This bridge was built in 1921 across Triplett Creek in Rowan County, Kentucky on what was then Route US 60 West of Morehead, KY.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Simplenfun

location: Kentucky

date approved: 10/18/2011

last visited: 10/11/2016

Image for Davis Lane Bridgeview gallery

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Truss BridgesDavis Lane Bridge

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The Davis Lane Bridge is a 19th century bridge that still handles daily traffic in Mason County, Kentucky.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Wallyum

location: Kentucky

date approved: 7/2/2010

last visited: never

Image for Fishing Gut Creek bridgeview gallery

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Truss BridgesFishing Gut Creek bridge

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Pratt pony truss bridge crossing Fishing Gut Creek in Brown County, Ohio.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Wallyum

location: Ohio

date approved: 7/2/2010

last visited: never

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Truss BridgesHigginsport Bridge

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The Higginsport Bridge is barely hanging to life at this point and appears to be known only to vandals.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Wallyum

location: Ohio

date approved: 7/2/2010

last visited: 3/27/2011

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Truss BridgesWhite Oak Creek Bridge

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Pratt through truss bridge that still sees a surprising amount of daily traffic.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Wallyum

location: Ohio

date approved: 7/2/2010

last visited: never

Image for Twelve Mile Creek Bridge - Campbell County, KYview gallery

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Truss BridgesTwelve Mile Creek Bridge - Campbell County, KY

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Through truss bridge on KY 8 in Campbell County, KY. Built in 1946 and still sees daily traffic.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Wallyum

location: Kentucky

date approved: 8/16/2009

last visited: 10/16/2009

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Truss BridgesParker through over Ohio Brush Creek - Adams County,Ohio

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Old State Route 348 Parker through truss bridge (SFN 0104140) over Ohio Brush Creek in Adams County, Ohio.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member buffalohiker

location: Ohio

date approved: 9/12/2013

last visited: 9/7/2013

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Truss BridgesBig Four Bridge -- Jeffersonville IN-Louisville KY

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This historic 1929 railroad bridge over the Ohio River has SIX separate truss spans

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Kentucky

date approved: 2/24/2022

last visited: 2/25/2022

Image for John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge -- Clarksville IN-Louisville KYview gallery

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Truss BridgesJohn F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge -- Clarksville IN-Louisville KY

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The John F Kennedy Memorial Bridge carries I-65 southbound, spanning the Ohio River between Clarksville IN and Louisville KY

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Indiana

date approved: 2/24/2022

last visited: 2/25/2022

Image for George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge -- Clarksville IN-Louisville KYview gallery

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Truss BridgesGeorge Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge -- Clarksville IN-Louisville KY

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The George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge on US HWY 31 spans the Ohio River between Clarksville IN and Louisville KY

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Kentucky

date approved: 2/24/2022

last visited: 2/25/2022

Image for Falls of the Ohio Truss Bridge -- Clarksville IN-Louisville KY USAview gallery

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Truss BridgesFalls of the Ohio Truss Bridge -- Clarksville IN-Louisville KY USA

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This amazing railroad truss bridge with multiple types of spans stretches for over a mile across the Ohio River between Clarksville IN and Louisville KY.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Kentucky

date approved: 2/24/2022

last visited: 2/25/2022

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Truss BridgesTaylor-Southgate Bridge, US route 27

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The Taylor–Southgate Bridge is a continuous truss bridge that was built in 1995.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member machard

location: Kentucky

date approved: 5/26/2018

last visited: 2/11/2020

Image for Stonelick Creek bridge - Clermont County, OHview gallery

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Truss BridgesStonelick Creek bridge - Clermont County, OH

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Bypassed truss bridge over Stonelick Creek in Clermont County, Ohio.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Wallyum

location: Ohio

date approved: 8/17/2009

last visited: 11/10/2010

Image for Carl Perkins Memorial Bridge  -  Portsmouth, OHview gallery

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Truss BridgesCarl Perkins Memorial Bridge - Portsmouth, OH

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The Carl Perkins Memorial spans the Ohio River just south of the confluence of the Scioto River, connecting Rt. 23 between Ohio and Kentucky. It opened in 1988.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Ohio

date approved: 12/27/2008

last visited: 11/25/2016

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Truss BridgesBennets Mill Bridge

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The Bennetts Mill Bridge was built in 1855 over Tygarts Crek in Northern Greenup County, Kentucky. It is a 155-foot Wheeler Truss Bridge, the only example still standing. No longer in use.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BluegrassCache

location: Kentucky

date approved: 8/22/2007

last visited: 6/21/2010

Image for York Homestead Bridge - Pall Mall, TNview gallery

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Truss BridgesYork Homestead Bridge - Pall Mall, TN

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A truss bridge, York Homestead Bridge, over the Wolf River in Pall Mall, TN near the Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Site.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ggmorton

location: Tennessee

date approved: 6/5/2021

last visited: 9/4/2007

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