This bridge is a large and uncommon example of a bobtail swing bridge. Bobtail swing bridges have an asymmetric design, where one end extending from the swing pier has a longer span for boats, and the other end is usually reserved for counterweight purposes, needed to address the imbalance of weight, a problem that does not exist with traditional center-pier swing bridges. In the case of this bridge a concrete counterweight is present. This bridge features a heavy, massive construction. A series of deck plate girder spans provide an approach to the bridge. The swing span is not in the middle of the river, but is instead on the south side of the river.
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