Cameron Road Bridge
Lambton County, ON
Sitting on concrete abutments is this picturesque wonder of engineering, a rare example of a subdivided double-intersection Warren truss. The vertical members which make this a subdivided Warren are placed in an odd location, as two are in between the connections that the diagonals meet at the chords of the bridge. there is no vertical at the center connection of the bridge. This creates a weird open-space feeling when you stand on that part of the bridge... it just feels like there should be something there! This bridge has riveted connections, so I would guess this bridge dates to the early 1900s up to 1920. The unusual truss structure is what makes this bridge so interesting, but it is also in a very quiet rural area, and that makes this bridge fun to visit. This bridge lacks original railings, and although they are ugly, I was happy to see they were at least mounted somewhere else than on the vertical members, which would have put the bridge's members at risk for damage if someone ever crashed into the railings. And crash they do; I do not know if alcohol is a factor, or if some of the locals just drive like maniacs, but there are dents and such all over the railings on this bridge! People really need to slow down and show some respect for bridges that have stood the test of time such as this one.
This bridge, as unusual as it may be, has a near-twin in Middlesex County on McAdam Road.