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An Example In Picturesque Ruin

Finishing, for now, with this week’s discussion, here’s what’s left fo a bridge with Fink trusses that use Phoenix columns for compression in the top chord and the web verticals, loop eyebars for the tension diagonals in the web, and with no proper bottom chord, as is true of Fink trusses true to the original vision. It’s what was left of the 1868 Zoarville Station Bridge over Conotton Creek in Zoarville, Ohio when HAER got there in 1992. Here’s the truss profile:

And here are some details:

The connector between the vertical and the top chord is especially nice.