If the 1868 construction date given for this bridge is correct, this is one of the older surviving examples of a truss bridge with Phoenix Columns. At this time, the Phoenix Bridge Company was actually called Clark, Reeves, and Company and sometimes referred to as the Phoenixville Bridge Works. In any case, the bridge is a rare and highly significant example of a bridge with the patented Phoenix Columns, which are used in this bridge's vertical members, end posts, top chords, as well as portions of the sway and portal bracing. Plaques do not remain on the bridge, but decorative ornate finials do. Among truss bridges with Phoenix Columns, this bridge has additional significance since it is a less common Whipple truss rather than a Pratt truss. This bridge appears to retain good historic integrity, and as of 2013, the structural condition is good as well.
This bridge is tagged with the following special condition(s): Phoenix Columns
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