This five panel bridge was likely built by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company, but the company was originally known also as the Corrugated Metal Company. Therefore, without a construction date known or a plaque remaining on the bridge it is difficult to know which name the company was using when this bridge was built.
Like any surviving lenticular truss bridge, this bridge is nationally significant as an extremely rare and important type of metal truss bridge. The design was known for its graceful and distinctive lens-like shape. The design was one that the Corrugated Metal Company patented and built in various places in the country, from New England to Texas. Today lenticular truss bridges are distinguished as one of the rarest types of bridge in the country. Any remaining example is extremely significant and should be given high priority for preservation.
This bridge sits abandoned and unused. Its small size would make restoration, whether in place or in a new location, inexpensive. The structure appears to retain excellent historic integrity, although a couple small alterations, such as modern railings, and modern bolts added to the connections are present. The bridge also appears structurally sound, and is certainly a bridge that could be restored to carry pedestrian traffic.
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