This bridge includes through truss spans and a deck plate girder span that are presumed to date to ca. 1913. Their also is a series of stone arch approach spans that predate the rest of the bridge and date to the 1850s.
As a riveted three span through truss bridge, this bridge is an impressive bridge in that respect alone. However, the long approach system at the western end of the bridge, a series of over a dozen stone arch spans, is just as significant and impressive as the main truss spans. The eastern end of the bridge also has a deck plate girder approach span.
The truss spans are subdivided Warren through truss spans with riveted connections. There is extensive v-lacing and lattice on the built-up beams on the truss. A deck plate girder span provides an easterly approach to the bridge, and also acts as an overpass over a road. The trusses and plate girder sit on concrete piers and abutments.
Brian Lenihan provided the following information about the bridge: The stone arch viaduct was built in the 1850's and was designed by a local engineer named John Earhard. He later died from disease during the Civil War. The truss bridge was built to replace the previous bridge which was washed away during the 1913 Flood.
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