This bridge is a large and impressive deck truss. Its largest central span is quite long and therefore has very deep trusses. The shape of this span's trusses is somewhat unusual, taking a fishbelly shape. The roadway is unusual too, as the bridge has curves at each end of the bridge making it a sort of "S" bridge. The bridge has been rehabilitated and appears to be in good condition. During rehabilitation the deck was widened slightly. The railings on the bridge, therefore, are not original, but appear to replicate the appearance of the original railings.
The bridge's name refers to Joseph Clay Styles Blackburn (1838 - 1918), who was a Confederate soldier, a Congressman, United States Senator, and Governor of the Canal Zone in Panama.
This bridge is next to the historic railroad bridge.
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