This bridge is a classic riveted pony truss. The bridge has outriggers whose v-lacing passes over the vertical members of the truss as well. At the time it was documented, the bridge appeared to remain in good condition. It appeared that the abutments had been extensively repaired or replaced. The deck also looked to have been replaced. The trusses of the bridge, the source of the bridge's heritage value, appear to be largely unaltered, retaining good historic integrity with the only alteration being the removal and replacement of original railings. If the bridge continues to be maintained, this bridge has the potential to provide many years of safe and reliable service. The new deck is particularly well-designed. It includes a curb and drains that direct water down to the creek without causing it to drip on the trusses. Any time moisture can be directed away from a truss, deterioration rate will be reduced. The only improvement recommended would be to remount the modern guardrail so it is mounted to the deck. It is currently mounted directly onto the trusses. Because of this any vehicle impacts to the guardrail will transfer directly to the truss, potentially damaging the truss. Mounting into the deck protects the truss since the impact energey is dispersed into the deck and not directly into truss members.
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