This bridge is a rare example of a highway truss swing bridge with pinned connections. The bridge has been bypassed by a fixed modern bridge and left abandoned in the open position. The north end of this bridge has a short pony truss approach span.
Although it is not clearly signed as such, this bridge and even the road next to it are apparently part of the Port Stockton and are therefore private property. Security is hardcore at this location. Anyone attempting to visit this bridge should expect to trigger a swift response by multiple police cars. Again the status of this property is not clearly signed and the only "No Trespassing" signs were old, faded signs that were not visible until you reached the bridge itself.
This is a highly significant historic bridge that deserves so much more than being hidden away, barred to the public within a high security port facility. HistoricBridges.org strongly recommends that the bridge be relocated to a public location. The bridge could be moved and made into a functional crossing and a feature attraction on a non-motorized trail system.
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