This swing truss bridge was built in 1902-04 although the approach spans used altered or improved versions of the existing fixed approach truss spans from the previous bridge In 1942-43 the truss spans were replaced with through plate girder spans which were shorter and required additional piers added. Thus, the swing span is a 1904 structure, while the rest of the superstructure dates to 1942-3. The swing truss span is an unusual design with only two panels of the top chord having a non-horizontal angle, giving the truss a weird looking shape. Also, the swing pier bearing design is unusual, it is possible this may be a center-bearing swing bridge which was almost never done with railroad bridges. The bridge no longer opens for boats, and last operated on March 3, 1969. The bridge may be at risk for demolition and replacement as a study was done on the bridge.
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