This unusual continuous through truss appears to be been moved here from another location, or otherwise has been significantly altered from its original design and span configuration. The bridge appears to have been longer in its original location as the ends of the top chord look like they were cut off. Furhermore, other truss bridge parts appear to have been salvaged and reused in this bridge's approach span. There was indeed a bridge built at this location in 1911. However, the trusses seen on the bridge today look newer than 1911. It is possible the piers of the bridge date to 1911 but that the truss seen today was moved to replace a 1911 superstructure at a later date.
The truss top and bottom chords are not parallel, the truss is deeper at one end than the other. This is the sort of detail that might present in portion of a very large bridge such as a cantilever truss bridge. Another slim possibility is that it is composed of parts salvaged from the demolition of a bridge like the old Hi Carpenter Bridge.
The bridge built in 1911 was mainly built to serve the needs of the nearby Fairmont Coal Company, which was owned by the Consolidation Coal Company.
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