Although built in 1960, this bridge still retains the complex geometric beauty and span variety more typical of older bridges with its use of pony truss stiffening on its three main suspension spans and a combination of Warren deck truss and deck plate girder approach spans. The bridge approaches have a curved design, which gives the bridge a unique appearance and can result in some interesting photos from certain angles that show this curved design. Evidence of its 1960 construction is evident however due to its lack of v-lacing or lattice on the members and beams of the bridge. The bridge was designed and built by famous firms with Modjeski and Masters as the engineer and the American Bridge Company as the builder. Cable bents are present where the orientation of the main cables change and are directed straight down into the anchorages. Compared to many suspension bridges where anchorages are massive and rise right up to the deck level, the anchorages on this bridge have a small appearance and do not rise up to the deck level, and instead have concrete piers sitting on top of them to hold the spans above. According to the American Bridge Company, the main towers for this bridge are 243 feet (74 meters) tall. The cable bents are 106 feet (32 meters) tall. The truss spans are 15 feet (4.57 meters) deep and 36 feet (11 meters) wide. The two main cables are 11.75 inches (286 millimeters) in diameter composed of 37 wire rope strands. The main cables have an aluminum filler and wrapped with number nine wire.
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