This is an excellent and noteworthy example of a Strauss heel-trunnion bascule bridge. It features the "wing" style of overhead counterweight where the concrete counterweight is two separate weights. It also includes a large number of approach spans. These include two through truss spans immediately south of the bascule span, and one through truss span immediately north of the bascule span. There is a through plate girder span a couple spans south of the southern fixed through truss span which provides slightly more clearance and is called the "small boat span" because it allows small boats to get under the bridge without having the bridge raised. The remaining spans are deck plate girder spans. The bridge was being repaired when HistoricBridges.org visited the bridge in November of 2014. Repairs appeared to include (among other things) repairs to the pinion, and one of the operating struts had been lifted out of place by a crane for this work.
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