This enormous single span pony truss was originally built for two sets rail lines, although today it only carries one. Because of this wide deck, and decent span length, the size of the pony trusses are enormous. This is a bridge for which getting a sense of scale can be difficult. Look at the size of the steel rails to help get a sense of scale. The bridge is a subdivided Warren truss with riveted connections. There is lattice under the top chord/end post and the diagonals are v-laced. The bridge is a rare example of a railroad pony truss. Railroads usually either built through trusses or plate girders.
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