Overall, this bridge is an example of New York State's state standard plan for truss bridges, specifically the plan for a polygonal Warren truss bridge. Such bridges were built in large quantities throughout the state. Today, some examples are being maintained and preserved, while others are being demolished and replaced making this type an increasingly uncommon sight on the roads of New York State. This particularly example is lucky enough to be one of the examples that has been preserved.
This bridge is among the longest-spanning examples of New York's state polygonal Warren standard truss bridges with a 255 foot span. The bridge also has one of the widest decks with a 42 foot roadway. These two aspects of the bridge have resulted in a bridge with unusually massive members. In particular, the top chord, bottom chord, and end post have a very massive appearance. The bridge's unusual width provides this bridge with generous shoulders, which means that the typical complaints about preserving narrow historic truss bridges does not apply here.
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