|North end of old Bird Creek Bridge.|
|Wooden deck from north looking south.|
|Wooden deck from south looking north.|
|Old bridge from new bridge from east looking west.|
|1986 bridge over Bird Creek at Avant|
The Rochester Bridge Company made iron truss bridges from the 1870s to 1935 when the company went out of business during the Great Depression.
The old bridge was bypassed and abandoned in 1986 and is now chained off and closed to traffic although still used locally as a pedestrian and fishing bridge.
The ironwork and rods on this old bridge does not look as heavy as on some later bridges. Despite its more delicate look it has stood up for nearly 100 years. The same cannot be said for the wooden deck which does not look as trustworthy.
The new (1986) bridge is a simple beam bridge supported at each end and located about 300 yards downstream.
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