This unusual bridge is one of the smallest highway cantilever truss bridges in the country. This bridge type was usually reserved for very large, long-span crossings, often over large navigable rivers. The reasoning for this complex bridge type, when a simple span through truss would have appeared to suffice is unknown. One possible benefit was erection of the bridge without falsework. This bridge retains good historic integrity and is notable as this unusual small-scale application of a cantilever truss bridge. It contributes to the Roseburg Veterans Administration Hospital Historic District.
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