Honey Run Bridge, Spanning Butte Creek, bypassed section of Honey Run Road (originally Carr Hill Road), Paradise, Butte County, CA
modified Pratt truss (4); 230' long; 3 span, combined wood & iron
Significance: The Honey Run Bridge is the best preserved of four surviving examples of Pratt-type wood covered bridges in the United States. The Pratt truss was patented by Thomas and Caleb Pratt in 1844 and featured wood compression members and iron tension members. The design, favored for its strength and adaptability, became the standard American truss for moderate spans on both railroads and highways by 1870 and remained so well into the twentieth century.
Survey number: HAER CA-312
Building/structure dates: ca. 1886 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1965-1966 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1972 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 88000920