This bridge was replaced, however the trusses were incorporated into the replacement bridge as decorations. With this bridge, the entire flooring system and bottom chord was scrapped, and the bottom portions of the remaining truss webs were encased in concrete. The remaining structure rises above the modern bridge. This solution is really not "historic bridge preservation" however, it is a lot better than scrapping out the bridge because a substantial amount of original bridge material was saved, and the bridge still have interpretive value for visitors. The bridge continues to convey its rare design consisting of three truss lines, with one truss line in the center of the roadway. The bridge also continues to convey its significant skew, which was rare among pin-connected truss bridges of the 1800s.
This bridge is tagged with the following special condition(s): Trusses Converted To Decorative
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