This bridge features a fixed through truss spans which lead up to a through truss swing span. The fixed spans are a standard state design, and the swing span essentially is an adaptation of the same engineering thinking in terms of member design and fabrication, however the truss configuration is a Warren-based configuration rather than a Parker truss, hinting at the fact that swing spans must handle engineering forces differently than fixed spans. This swing span no longer operates for boats, but the trusses retain good historic integrity and the swing rack remains in place under the bridge, as do the original riveted barricade gates.
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