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Top chord connections as viewed from beside bridge.
Top chord connections as viewed from on bridge.
Bottom chord connections as viewed from beside bridge.
Bottom chord connections as viewed from on bridge.
Intermediate connection as viewed from beside bridge.
Intermediate connections as viewed from on bridge.
Sway bracing connections.
Portal bracing connection.
Walkway over navigation beacon.
Riveted detail at end post.
Sway bracing detail showing section loss on Parker approach span.
Inspection marks showing section loss, predating the most recent painting.
The bending observed in the plate at this connection might have been the item that caused the sudden closure of the bridge. The other connections did not display this bending. This is on the Parker truss approach span.
A steel coupon was taken here for testing.