This is one of several rare lenticular truss bridges found within the city of San Antonio. Texas has the only lenticular truss bridges west of the Mississippi River, and San Antonio has the best lenticular truss bridges in Texas. This bridge was rehabilitated in 2017 which is after the above photo was taken. Unfortunately, this rehabilitation drastically altered the beautiful Berlin Iron Bridge Company signature hand railing design by adding bars, presumably to meet some modern sphere test for railing openings. A bar was also added on top of the railing. Worse, the unique frills of lattice bars that extend above the angles were apparently removed per a project presentation. HistoricBridges.org is of the strong opinion that a more tasteful way to meet modern railing codes could have been done. Sometimes tiny wire cables can be added in between the lattice for example.
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