The five panel bridge has lightweight truss members like a highway truss bridge, but it has large floor beams and two large deck stringers lined up on the deck like it was intended to serve a railroad. This seemingly unusual combination is due to the bridge's function: it served streetcars, part of the Johnstown Traction Company which ran a system begun in the late 1800s and ended in the middle of the 20th Century. The bridge lost one of its spans in flood in 1977. The deck itself is gone as well as the roadway leading up to the bridge. Concrete abutments, the remains of a grade separation, are located next to this bridge, which would have carried the facility this bridge served over what is a non-motorized trail today.
The bridge's bottom chord was altered when the bottom chord was detached from the pin and welded onto plate steel at the connections.
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