This is a most unusual bridge that appears to have been constructed from parts salvaged from a through truss bridge, likely a fairly old one with pinned connections. Structurally, this foot bridge functions as a girder and floor beam system type of bridge. However when viewed from underneath, the girders are riveted box beams just like the ones found on many historic truss bridges. Box beams of this type are not usually used in this manner. Welded to these girders with the aid of some plates are floor beams which are also built-up box beams of the same design. One of the floor beams had four empty rivet holes in it. This could conceivably indicate that this was a section of end post for a through truss, and the holes are where the portal bracing was mounted. The large amount of welded details on this bridge including floor beam connections to the girders, and welded plate on the outer face of the girders all provide further suggestion that the bridge is made from salvaged parts. It would be unusual for an original bridge to combine rivets and welding. Normally either welding or riveting would be used exclusively, not together. The bridge's railing is an attractive hub guard lattice railing which would be uncommon for a foot bridge, but would have fit perfectly on a pin-connected through truss highway bridge. As such, this bridge is a mystery. It appears to have been built from parts salvaged from a through truss, but it is a mystery as to what exact type of truss it was, how old it was, or where it was located.
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