This bridge is a transition bridge, built toward the end of the pin-connected era. The company appears to have been experimenting with rigid riveted connections. All chord connections are pinned, except for where the hip vertical is riveted to the top and bottom chord, and also the first two sets of bottom chord at each end of the bridge is also riveted at each end. This bridge should thus be considered historically significant as a transition structure.
The bridge is also locally significant as the only remaining example of its uncommon camelback type, as well as a fairly large and complete example of a pin-connected metal truss bridge.
Unfortunately, a modern structure was under construction next to this bridge. As a result, although it is not in the way of its replacement, this historic bridge will likely be demolished. Demolishing this bridge will result in a significant loss of transportation heritage, as well as a notable waste in taxpayer dollars. Even without any repairs, this bridge could at least stand as a historic exhibit for decades to come if left standing next to its replacement.
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