We have already seen one trail+rail bridge. This is another bridge that shows that a trail (Hockhocking Adena Bikeway) and a railroad (Hocking Valley Scenic Railway) can coexist on a route. The HVSR uses an abandoned segment of the C&O/Hocking Valley Railroad. I use the label rrMisc instead of rrCaO because it was still Hocking Valley in my 1928 Railroad Atlas. I need to figure out a railroad label for museum and tourist railroads. In the meantime, I'm going to label it rrNew. I was surprised to see a train on this bridge because, when I studied their web site, I found trains that went just northwest of the depot. This bridge is southeast of the depot.
|Kārlis Dambrāns from Flickr via Bridge Hunter, CC BY|
|Zoomed on to the roots|
I like getting multiple angles of a truss bridge because some views allow spotting details that other views don't have. I've noticed that some members use V-lattice while other use X-lattice. And the end members use a solid plate on the outside face.
I went on the upstream side, which would have been the sunny side if the sun was out. (Actually, I was lucky I didn't get caught in a heavy thunderstorm. Also, I don't particularly like a strong sun when taking pictures of truss bridges because the shadows can introduce some confusing lines.) This closeup was to capture the detail of a gussets joining the various members at a joint and the myriad of rivets used to build the bridge.
While I was walking on the river bank, I had noticed tree limb debris indicated that flood waters do flow across where I was walking. I took this view to show how the one span is over land (floodplane) and you can see a log caught by tree trunks on the other side of the bridge.