This bridge was intended to be built in 1939, but was delayed until 1948 due to World War II. The bridge was turned into a one-way couplet when a companion modern cantilever truss was built next to it in 1982. The bridge today carries eastbound traffic as a result.
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. The same appears to be true for the deck truss approach spans.
This bridge is noted for its use not only of the through truss spans, but also for the unusual, and attractive continuous deck truss approach spans that look nice and compliment the appearance of the through truss. Sadly, in more recent years these approach spans appear to have been widened with deep metal stringers, and this has substantially obstructed the view of the deck trusses, and has harmed the visual beauty of the bridge as a result.
HistoricBridges.org has not fully photo-documented this bridge. Currently only a small number of overview photos are available.
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