This is both a beautiful and a highly significant historic bridge. Built in 1893 and with a main span of 405 feet, this is an extremely long simple span truss bridge for its age. It represents a significant engineering achievement for its period. The King Bridge Company was a noteworthy and prolific bridge builder and the company actually built a number of fairly large simple span truss bridges that followed the Pennsylvania truss configuration. Nearly all examples of these long-span bridges built by King have been demolished. Thus, this bridge is distinguished as one of the last surviving long-span truss bridges built by King. Because of its span length, this bridge has a very tall and impressive appearance to it. Yet, as an 19th Century pin-connected truss bridge, it also has the lightweight, delicate appearance associated with that type of bridge. It is a visually pleasing bridge. Fortunately, this bridge has been preserved for vehicular use. It was rehabilitated in 1956 and in 2010.
This bridge originally had a large plaque on its portal, as well as ornamental portal cresting and finials. It also had a beautiful gothic arch lattice railing. All of these have been lost over the years.
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