This bridge is a multi-span structure that contains a variety of spans. From South Carolina to Georgia there are first a series of numerous short stringer spans. This is followed by two Warren through truss spans with riveted connections, a Warren through truss span with pinned connections, a through plate girder, a single lead rolling lift Warren through truss bascule truss span with riveted connections, and finally another Warren through truss span with pinned connections. It is assumed that the spans are not all the same age. At the very least, the through truss approach spans with riveted connections are likely newer than the through truss approach spans with pinned connections. The pin connections on the approach spans have been extensively. The bascule span no longer operates for boats.
The railroad line is interesting because on the Augusta, Georgia side of the bridge the approaching line runs right down the middle of Sixth Street similar to how street cars in Philadelphia or San Francisco do. It is uncommon to see active freight railroad lines like this one that run right down a road in this manner today.
This bridge sees two through freight trains in each direction daily plus grain and coal unit trains as necessary. The area around the bridge is now a park and marina and is very well maintained.
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