I've seen conflicting dates on the contruction of this bridge (1894 and 1895). A plaque at the site reads:
The only remaining example of the Improved Lattice Truss timber bridge patented by Gen. Herman Haupt (1817 - 1905) in 1839. Haupt was Chief of Military Railroads for the Union Army during the Civil War. This Philidelphia born engineer, author, inventor, and industrialist was one of the first to develop a rational method of truss analysis. His 1851 book 'General Theory of Bridge Construction', is one of the earliest American books on bridge engineering.
Restored in 1994
.... but its just so dang short!
I knew you would have got there before me Kevin
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Photo taken in Catawba, NC, USA
Misplaced? Suggest new location