I wanted to build some of the steel bridges constructed for the Little River RR in the early part of the 20th century. The Little River RR, a logging RR, ran in the mountains of East Tennessee connecting the mill in Townsend with the logging sites higher in the Smoky Mountains. It also moved tourists and passengers escaping the cities of Tennessee for the cool of the mountains. I am trying to model a bit of this interesting RR in my back yard in Large Scale. The Little River RR built several riveted double-intersection Warren deck truss bridges about 1906 - 1910 as the rail road followed the Little River gorge up in to the mountains. The riveted construction technique made for very strong bridges. I was quite fortunate to find an existing LRRR bridge on the very interesting web site http://bridgehunter.com This bridge built with the same technology as the Titanic in 1908 is still standing near Elkmont high in the Smokies. The pictures posted on bridgehunter.com included all kinds of angles and close ups that allowed measurements to be made for a 1:20.3 model of the bridge. After much thought I elected to use ABS and styrene plastic to build the bridge. I was particularly thrilled to find a Plastruct ABS product that allowed construction of fairly robust "t" girders using a web and flange that are glued using their specialty solvent for ABS plastic To cross this part of the Little River, "Nelson's Gap" I elected to build two spans of 40 scale feet. I constructed a jig and began to assemble the pieces trying to follow the prototype pictures from bridgehunter.com There is much more to come and I hope to continue with updates as progress slowly takes place. Thanks for looking. Doc Tom Doc Tom and the Little River RR guys in East Tennessee.