This bridge is a classic example of a Dean and Westbrook Phoenix Column through truss. Dean and Westbrook, who were noted engineers and contractors who started in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to New York City, frequently ordered bridges fabricated by the Phoenix Bridge Company of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. This bridge would have been a typical example in their time. Today it is an extremely rare and beautiful structure, mainly due to its ornate plaque, decorative portal bracing, and attractive Phoenix columns. With the exception of unusual pole railings that are not original, the bridge retains excellent historic integrity. The bridge is closed to vehicular traffic, but can still be walked on.
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