This is one of the most unusual truss bridges in Ontario. Its design is hard to classify. Its diagonal members form a Warren truss configuration. However, the strongly polygonal bottom chord which forms a very distinct arch shape is nearly identical to the Little Hell Gate spans of the Hell Gate Bridge, although those spans have diagonal members that do not follow a Warren truss configuration. The Little Hell Gate spans were described as inverted bowstring spans. Until more information surfaces, HistoricBridges.org is listing this bridge in Port Credit as an inverted bowstring as well. It would be nice to learn more about the Port Credit Bridge, such as when it was built, and who built it. The Port Credit Bridge features enormous built-up box beams for the diagonal members and top chord. The bottom chord is formed of massive eyebar bundles. The overall construction is very heavy duty.
The Harahan Bridge in the United States also has an approach span that appears somewhat similar to this bridge.
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