This is a large and very beautiful deck truss noted for its attractive trusses, piers, and railings, and lack of alteration. The overall truss design is similar to the state's design for a Wichert deck truss, but (perhaps as a later constructed bridge) the Wichert hinges were not included in this bridge, vertical members were added directly above the bearings, and it is instead a true continuous truss, with several spans forming each continuous unit. There are four continuous truss units on the bridge. With the exception of the bearing verticals, the Warren trusses do not feature any verticals in the configuration.
Since the Wichert truss was designed as a simpler way to produce a continuous truss, as engineers became more familiar with continuous truss design, the need for a Wichert truss likely became obsolete, leading to it being dropped from the design of bridges like this one.
The substructure for this bridge was built before the war, ca 1942. When World War II broke out, the superstructure contract was canceled, and a new contract to Bethlehem Steel was awarded ca. 1945 to complete the steel superstructure.
This bridge is tagged with the following special condition(s): Unorganized Photos
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