Note: HAER documentation is for the previous bridge at this location.
This is a notable multi-span pin-connected truss located at an important, historic crossing. The railroad bridge is a rare example of a shared railroad-pedestrian deck as well.
At the time this bridge was built, Pencoyd Iron Works was using the name Pencoyd Bridge and Construction Company.
Next to this bridge are ruined substructures of two previous bridges: First bridge east of this bridge, and second bridge east of this bridge. Also see HAER Documentation for the abandoned piers. This bridge itself also replaced a previous bridge a large, impressive and unusually configured "Y" Bollman truss bridge (with an extra-wide span at the "Y"), and spans featuring three truss lines, AND all built on a curve... perhaps one of the most unusual truss bridges ever constructed in American history. See the National Register nomination linked on this page for a good photo of the "Y" portion of the Bollman truss, and additional photos are on BridgeHunter.
This bridge's pedestrian deck was damaged in 2019 by a derailment, and was repaired and reopened shortly after.
This bridge is tagged with the following special condition(s): Unorganized Photos
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