Free Plans of a Warren Truss Bridge
Perfect for a Model Railroad Layout
A simple Warren truss bridge, Range Line Road Bridge in Antigo Wisconsin. (left-click to see full-size image; then right-click and choose “save image as” to download it)
Although built for vehicular traffic rather than railroad use, The Range Line Road Bridge, a single-span Warren standard truss bridge, would be a great subject for a model railroad layout.
The simple bridge could be adapted for a branch line track bridging a small creek or gulley, or for a roadway overpass.
It’s simple design would be easily replicated using sheet and angle stock, either brass, or for the ultimate ease of construction, styrene.
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Bridge No. 451/1
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Bridge No. 451/1 crosses the Cuyahoga River carrying a switch track serving the Jaite Company, a paper mill in Summit County, Ohio.
Bridge No. 451/1 is a through Pratt truss. It is 138 feet 9 inches pin to pin, and has a clear width of 13 feet 9 inches and a 19 foot 10 inch height clearance. Carnegie steel supplied the steel.
This bridge is the ideal size to recreate in scale for a model railroad layout and our Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Bridge No. 451/1 page features five plans including detailed exploded isometric views.