This is a monumental size cantilever truss bridge that is operated as a toll bridge by a state agency. Likely aided by funds generated by tolls, the bridge appears to be in excellent condition. The main span is a through truss cantilever bridge of overall traditional composition. However, the massive a-frame portal bracing and the heavy built-up steel bents are distinctive details that give the bridge a unique appearance.
In addition, the bridge's long series of deck cantilever approach spans add to the bridge's unique appearance. The bridge's cantilever deck truss approach spans appear to be designed so that every other span contains a suspended span with cantilever arms, and the spans between those consisting of two anchor arms. This assumption is made based on aerial imagery that shows expansion joints on the deck of every other span where the ends of a suspended span would be expected. The visual appearance of these approach spans is such that the truss appearance to casual viewers is identical from span to span.
Due to time constraints on the part of HistoricBridges.org, and also the fact that the best location to photograph the bridge... an access road that runs under the bridge at the western end... was posted as closed to the public... only a few photos of this bridge are currently available. It is HistoricBridges.org's strong opinion that restricting access to this road that runs under the bridge is terribly insensitive. The reality is that there should be a small "scenic outlook" available to the public at this location, where the beautiful bridge and river can be safely and conveniently appreciated by the public. As a toll bridge that benefits from people actually using the bridge, such a facility could only stand to help bring in increased revenue for the bridge.
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Bumpercam: Westbound Crossing
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