This bridge is noteworthy as a representative example of a suspension bridge with riveted steel towers. The suspension structure is traditionally composed with a deck truss stiffening and built-up riveted towers. The approach spans on the bridge appear to have been replaced and are not likely to be original. This bridge's major significance comes from the fact that it is one of the highest bridges in North America, with 262 feet (79.8 meters) of clearance below the bridge deck. Additional significance comes from the bridge's location at a historic crossing, the existing bridge being the fourth crossing at the location. On-site interpretive signage has photos of the previous bridges. Any fears one might have about crossing the bridge seen today can be dispelled by seeing the design of the first two structures that crossed at this location.
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