This is one of the finest Phoenix column truss bridges in the country. It stands out nationally because the truss is largely unaltered and has excellent historic integrity, and also because of its surviving ornamentation including one of the more ornate builder plaques ever seen. Structurally the truss is also in good condition; the wrought iron has proven its rust-resistant qualities.
The bridge also has a riveted Warren deck truss approach span. Assuming it dates to the same period as the Phoenix truss, it is an extremely early example of a rivet-connected truss bridge in the United States. It is also a rare Warren truss with no vertical members.
The bridge was relocated here from an uncertain location by the railroad in 1903. The railroad line and bridge was turned into a vehicular highway in 1963.
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