This is a two span pin connected Pratt through truss bridge, a railroad bridge converted into part of a rail-trail. The truss structure retains excellent historic integrity and appears complete and unaltered. V-lacing is on the verticals, and under the upper chord. The sway bracing is latticed. These features of the built-up beams enhance the attractive appearance of the structure. As a rail bridge, the bridge carried one set of tracks. The railroad it once carried is gone, and the bridge has been redone for pedestrian use. Work done on the bridge only appears to have involved re-decking the bridge for pedestrian use and adding cyclone fence railings.
As funds become available in the future it would be nice to see the bridge repainted, perhaps with a brighter color than black to make the details of the truss stand out better. As future funding might allow, it would also be nice to see the cyclone fence railings replaced with something a little more elegant and less visually obstructive.
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