This bridge is both beautiful and a truly unique bridge noted for its unusual design and ornamentation, and it has been preserved in this scenic area. In the United States, lattice truss bridges of any type are rare. This bridge however does not display a triple or quadruple intersection Warren design, the far more rare Quintuple intersection Warren is used here. Also unusual is that this bridge was built by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company. Noted for lenticular truss bridges and the occasional small-scale suspension bridge, this was not a typical bridge for the company to build. Its all-riveted construction was rare in America at this date of construction as well. It is among the oldest rivet-connected highway truss bridges in Pennsylvania. This bridge retains the beautiful portal bracing ornamentation and builder plaques. Berlin Iron Bridge Company almost always included ornamentation on its bridges, even those in rural locations.
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