This bridge is listed as the only remaining through truss bridge open to highway traffic in Delaware, and also the oldest public truss bridge in the state as well. There is a much older pin-connected through truss bridge, which is actually the next bridge upstream from this bridge, but it is a privately owned structure. As such, the Rising Sun Lane Bridge has a very high level of historic significance in Delaware. The bridge is traditionally composed. The bridge was being rehabilitated during the May 2010 field visit to the bridge.
The bridge proper consists of the truss bridge only, however a 25 foot 1833 stone arch bridge is located immediately west of this truss bridge, built into the long abutment system which itself also dates to 1833 is also present at this location and functions as an approach span. However, this bridge is listed separately in the National Bridge Inventory, so the bridge lengths given on this page are for the truss span only.
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