This bridge is a beautiful example of a traditionally composed railroad through truss swing bridge. For a swing bridge, the under bridge clearance is quite high. The design of the swing truss is that of two Pratt truss spans connected to a tower over the swing pier. The bridge includes through plate girder approach spans. Their are caissons (sometimes called lally columns) supporting the swing span. The bridge was abandoned by the railroad and has since been repainted and converted for use by non-motorized traffic. The bridge appears to be in good condition except for some plants growing out of the center swing pier, which should be removed. The bridge remains today as an excellent example of adaptive reuse of historic railroad bridges. Aside from the removal of much of the original mechanical equipment (the bridge no longer swings) the bridge retains good historic integrity. The rectangular arrangement of lights on the side of the truss web is an American Flag which is lit up at night.
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