This bridge has a distinctive appearance because its top chord and end posts visually seem comparatively smaller than one would expect to the point where they do not look much larger or heavier than the other truss members. As such, from a visual standpoint, all the members and chords on the bridge look to be about the same size. This is quite different from a traditional bridge of this design.
This is one of those bridges that looks exactly like a cantilever truss, with a variable depth truss forming "towers" over the piers, however it appears to lack hinges which means that it functions as a continuous truss, not a cantilever truss. As such, it does not have a suspended span.
A series of steel stringer spans provide an approach to the through truss spans.
HistoricBridges.org currently only has a partial photo-documentation of this bridge. Missing are detail photos taken from on the bridge.
Above: These photos taken in 1937 show the previous bridge at this location shortly before it was replaced. It was a pontoon swing bridge. A metal pony truss approach span is also visible.
Above: This photo shows the previous pontoon bridge swung open for boats to the right in the photo.
Above: Taken in 1939, these photos show the current bridge shortly after it was completed.
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