This is one of the most unusual and unique bridges in the country. At quick glance it looks like a very small cantilever truss bridge. However, closer inspection on the arrangement of the truss members suggests it functions in another manner. Most sources consulted seem to have agreed that this bridge lacks cantilever function. Without engineering study, two possibilities remain. Each span may function as a simple truss, with the "towers" and adjacent top chord sections being largely decorative. In this case, the unusual truss shape of the center span has been described as a "Reserve Parker." Another possibility is that the bridge may function as a continuous (but not cantilever) truss. If so, it would be an early use of continuous truss design, and as such it might not be a totally perfect representation of continuous truss design, as this was more or less a period where continuous truss design was somewhat experimental.
Despite its unique design, the bridge sits abandoned and overgrown. This bridge deserves no less then the highest preservation priority.
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