This bridge is listed as being built in 1892, but the bridge appears to have been replaced, probably at the 1994 rehab date, with a new bridge designed to look similar to the original bridge. As such, the bridge really has no place on this website. However it has been placed on the website if for no other reason than to let people know the bridge is NOT historic. In addition, it does appear that it may be designed to look similar to the original bridge, so perhaps it gives us an idea of what might have been here before. With members that are built up (with bolts, the first indication the bridge is modern) the bridge is more complex than the usual rolled beam welded truss that is often used when truss bridges are built today.
Either way, the bridge has no historic significance. It does not excuse the demolition of the historic bridge which once was located here. National Bridge Inventory still lists an 1892 construction date, which is obviously when the previous bridge was built.
In addition, the massive walling placed on the bridge to separate people from the electrified railroad lines below are beyond ugly. While the need to provide this separation may certainly outweigh any aesthetic concerns, one wonders if there might not be a more tasteful way to blockade this bridge.
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