This bridge is significant as one of a group of three heritage bridges. One unique feature of this road is it has three truss bridges all within a relatively short distance, crossing the Nith River. There is the west, middle, and east bridges. Each bridge appears to date to the same period, and has similar construction details, yet each bridge has something different in its overall design caused by the varying conditions at each of the river crossings. This road offers a unique experience to observe how a bridge design would be adjusted for different site conditions.
This bridge is seven panels and has deeper (taller) trusses than the middle bridge which has eight panels, which is unusual. Usually longer trusses have the deeper trusses because it adds strength to the truss. This bridge is also unusual because it is skewed in an unusual manner, where one end post simply runs at a different angle. The portal bracing has an unusual connection to the end post to accommodate this as well.
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