The Lake Creek Bridge, or Nelson Creek Bridge as some call it, was built in 1928 for the modest price of $3,155. The single piece chords measure 14″ x 14″ x 111 feet for lower timbers and 12″ x 12″ x 79 feet for the upper chords.
During the summer of 1984, the Lake Creek structure received a major overhaul. After adding a new center pier, contractors replaced the wooden flooring with pre-cast concrete slab decking. Because the concrete flooring and center pier do not support the trusses, the intricate job of installing them required use of a crane to slide them into place
Wooden abutments and wooden trestle approaches were also replaced with reinforced concrete materials. Portal boards on both ends were replaced in the late 1970s after they had been broken by the high loads of log trucks. A new coat of white paint was added to the structure after the reconstruction project was completed.
Nice to see they keep thel in good order
Yea most of them, the ones that cars still drive on, however I have seen some that are pedestrian and they are a little scary 🙂 Thanks for the visit as always Peter 🙂
Thanks for the visit Nancy
Another nice bridge.
And that was one of the smaller ones but it had unique features in it. Thanks for the visit and the comment Camellia