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This pedestrian bridge uses a lightweight double-intersection Warren truss design composed of rolled angles, a lightweight style of truss that is extremely rare. Most examples were found in Missouri, but isolated examples can be found in few other states. Most examples are one or two span examples, making this three span example a long, noteworthy example.
As part of the Philadelphia Place Land Development, Exall Dam was constructed on Turtle Creek circa 1890, forming Exall Lake. A pedestrian bridge was constructed atop the dam in the 1940s. This makes this bridge a much later example than the other aforementioned examples which typically date from 1900-1915. It may be due to World War II steel shortages that prompted a return to this style of bridge, which uses lightweight sections of steel.
This bridge was nicely rehabilitated, with a focus placed on ensuring that new railing on the bridge did not obstruct the view of the historic trusses.
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