This bridge contains two six panel Pratt through truss spans and rests on a stone pier and abutments. The truss spans are traditionally composed for a railroad truss built in the first half of the 20th Century, containing riveted built-up beams with visually pleasing lattice and v-lacing. The bridge appears to be largely unaltered and as such the historic integrity of the bridge is high. In addition to crossing the river, the bridge's northern truss span also crosses River Road with a low 10 foot clearance for cars.
This bridge used to be on the L&N 'Cincinnati to Atlanta' mainline. Another line was built 20+ miles west of this line and after 1908 this line was relegated to branch line status, but still had heavyweight traffic from nearby copper mines. A tourist operation runs daily passenger trains on this line during the tourist season.
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