This is a traditionally composed example of a pin-connected through truss. It has a fairly lightweight a-frame portal bracing. The bridge remained open to traffic when visited in 2013. One of the end posts and one of the vertical members appear to have been damaged by collision and subsequently had i-beams added to them. Otherwise, the bridge retains good historic integrity. Bridges like this are feasible to rehabilitate for continued light vehicular use. They can also be relocated and reused for pedestrian traffic in different locations like parks and trails. If done under the direction of firms with proper experience quality projects can be completed for a reasonable cost that may be comparable with the cost of replacement. Because of this, historic bridges like this should never be demolished, yet even as they become alarmingly uncommon and even rare in many places they are being replaced at a rapid rate nationwide.
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