Railroad pony truss bridges are uncommon, since plate girder spans were more common for short spans and through truss spans were more common for longer spans. As such, this bridge is unusual as a railroad pony truss, and is even more unusual as a multi-span example. The bridge's members and chords and mostly composed of riveted, built-up beams. While difficult to describe in exact terms, the design of the built-up beams on this bridge are unusual, and differ from traditional railroad truss bridge construction. This bridge's spans, with its unusual built-up beams are stylistically similar to a bridge associated with the Wisconsin and Michigan Railroad. The bridge was converted for pedestrian use to allow for pedestrian crossing of the river during replacement of a nearby highway bridge. However, the bridge remained open to pedestrians following the completion of the new highway bridge. The bridge no longer was serving trains, as the paper mill it once led to is gone.
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