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Ongoing work restoring the bridge.
Original ends of vertical members.
The bottom of the vertical members including the pin plates on the bridge were beyond repair and were replicated.
Replicated end of vertical member welded to original vertical member, awaiting additional welding.
Struts with replicated ends spliced onto the ends of the original struts.
Repair made by welding plate to portion of beams with significant section loss.
Original overhead lateral bracing attachments, which were themselves attached to the top chord cover plate.
Pictured sitting on top is a replicated cover plate, along with exactly replicated attachments for overhead lateral bracing rods. The cover plate was made slightly thicker, since the thin original cover plate was a "weakest link" in the original bridge, exhibiting far more deterioration than the rest of the bridge.
Restored top chord and/or end post segments with new cover plate riveted in place.
A couple original rivets on the bridge that fall a little short of perfect drives.
New rivets driven to replace failed original rivets.
These mill marks appears to read "Jones and Laughlin" without an "s." This indicates fabrication after 1905, when the company dropped the "s" from its name.
This beam displays 'Jones and Laughlins" suggesting it may be older than the other beams, created before 1905. Bridge companies may have stockpiled common rolled beams leading to some beams in the shop being older than the others.
Original pins from the bridge.