This bridge is a traditionally composed example of a pin-connected Pratt through truss bridge, built at the end of the pin-connected era. The bridge has been bypassed by a modern bridge on new alignment, and was left standing next to its replacement and not demolished. While this might not seem unusual (why would you demolish a rare historic bridge if not in the way of its replacement?) sadly, most of the time historic bridges are demolished even if they are not in the way of a replacement bridge on new alignment representing waste of tax dollars and purposeless loss of history. It is not known what made this bridge lucky enough to be the recipient of a common sense decision to simply leave the bridge standing, but it is good to see it remains here. Interpretive signs are present at the bridge. Finally, an interesting detail on this bridge is that the original builder plaque has a spelling error. It should read "Empire" for the builder name, but it is spelled "Emprie."
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