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Historic Preservation & Archaeology > Learn About Topics > Buildings & Bridges > Bridge Structure & Styles > Bowstring Arch-Truss Bridge Bowstring Arch-Truss Bridge

Bowstring Arch-Truss

1840-late 19th century
Drawing: Historic American Engineering Record

A tied arch with the diagonals serving as bracing and the verticals supporting the deck.

Length: 70-175 feet (21-50 meters)

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County Bridge 52

County Bridge 52
Miami County, IN