Scale Revisited — Old Structures Engineering

Today’s post is a second take on the bedstead bridge from Monday and a second take on the topic of scale that I discussed in one of the first posts on this blog. That picture is the 1898 Weaver Road Bridge over Paint Rock Creek in Roane County, Tennessee, and it’s a bedstead truss. It […]

Scale Revisited — Old Structures Engineering

Another New Term — Old Structures Engineering

A HAER report taught me a new term today: bedstead truss. My first thought is that it was an oddball form named after someone named Bedstead (see below), but it turns out that’s not the case. The example I came across was this little bridge carrying Kentucky state route 124 over Sugar Creek. Some physical […]

Another New Term — Old Structures Engineering