This rare arched cantilever truss bridge has been paired with a newer bridge
of similar overall design. The newer, non-historic eastbound bridge is wider,
has less complicated members that are not riveted, but maintains the general
shape of the truss. Both were designed by Modjeski and Masters. The bridge's
main cantilever unit is 2,204 feet long, with a main navigation span of 1,000
feet and anchor spans of 602 feet. The western end has three approach truss
spans totaling 1,230 feet in length. The eight truss spans on the eastern end
total 3,440 feet in length. Wikipedia states that contractors on the bridge were "Frederick Snare, Drave [sic], and Bethlehem Steel." In HistoricBridges.org's opinion it is believed they are listing three contractors: Bethlehem Steel, Frederick Snare Corporation, and Dravo Contracting Company.
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