Arched Cantilever Truss

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This category has been created to help progress a research project initiated by HistoricBridges.org which is to identify all examples of cantilever truss bridges (both old/historic and modern) that follow the form of cantilever truss commonly called "arch cantilever." The design eliminated overhead towers in the cantilever design, by placing the extra trusses at the piers under the deck. Thus, the bridge design features a transition from deck truss anchor arms to through truss cantilever arms. See the example bridges listed in this category to help identify additional examples. BridgeHunter editors, please add any bridges you find on BridgeHunter that follow this design to this category. Also, please do not confuse this bridge design with the Suspended Deck Through Truss, which is a different type of continuous design that mimics a through arch. Thanks!


Apalachicola River Bridge (Calhoun County, Florida)
Built 1938; rehabilitated 1998
Through truss bridge over Apalachicola River on FL 20
Open to traffic

Chesapeake Bay Bridge (Anne Arundel County, Maryland)
Original two-lane spans with through-truss suspension bridge and regular cantilever design built 1949-52 and opened 1952; second three-lane span with deck suspension and arched cantilever opened 1973; rehabilitated 1988
Pair of suspension and cantilever truss bridges over Chesapeake Bay on US 50
Open to traffic

Crown Point Bridge (Essex County, New York)
Built 1929 by American Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1991; closed to traffic Oct. 16, 2009, demolished Dec. 28, 2009
Lost through and deck truss bridge over Lake Champlain on NY 185/VT 17
No longer exists

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Bridge (Jefferson County, Texas)
Built 1970
Through truss bridge over Intracoastal Waterway on TX 82 in Port Arthur
Open to traffic

General Sullivan Bridge (Strafford County, New Hampshire)
Built 1934; rehabilitated 1950; bypassed in 1984
Bypassed continuous truss bridge over Little Bay on Road in Dover
Open to pedestrians

George C. Platt Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1949; rehabilitated 1984
Cantilevered through truss bridge over Schuylkill River on PA 291 (Penrose Avenue) in Philadelphia
Open to traffic

Girard Point Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1973
Through truss bridge over Schuylkill River, Railroad, Roads on I-95, Double Deck
Open to traffic

Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge (Charles County, Maryland)
Built 1939; rehabilitated 1984
Through truss bridge over Potomac River on US 301 connecting King George County, Va., and Charles County, Md.
Open to traffic

I-82 - Umatilla Bridge (Umatilla County, Oregon)
Built 1955; rehabilitated 1990
Through truss bridge over Columbia River on Eastbound I-82 in Umatilla
Open to traffic

I10 Calcasieu River Bridge (Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1952
Through truss bridge over Calcasieu River on I-10 in Lake Charles
Open to traffic

Max L. Wilder Memorial Bridge (Sagadahoc County, Maine)
Built 1950; rehabilitated 1985
Through truss bridge over Sasonoa River on Arrowsic Road (ME 127) in Arrowsic
Open to traffic

Newburgh-Beacon Bridge (Orange County, New York)
Built 1963, rehabilitated 1984. Second span built 1980;
Through truss bridge over Grand Avenue, Hudson River on Rte I84
Open to traffic

Rainbow Bridge (Jefferson County, Texas)
Opened Sept. 8, 1938; parallel bridge built 1991; rehabilitated and reopened to northbound traffic in 1998
Through truss bridge over Neches River on Westbound TX 73 in Port Arthur
Open to traffic

Reedy Point Bridge (New Castle County, Delaware)
Built 1968, replacing a lift bridge.
Warren through truss bridge over C&D Canal on DE 9
Open to traffic

Robert O. Norris Bridge (Lancaster County, Virginia)
Built 1957; rehabilitated 1996
Cantilever through truss bridge over Rappahannock River on VA 3
Open to traffic

Shippingport Bridge (Beaver County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1968
Through and deck truss bridge over the Ohio River on PA 168
Open to traffic

St. Clair River Bridge (St. Clair County, Michigan)
Built 1938; rehabilitated 1999
Through truss bridge over St. Clair River on Westbound I-94 in Port Huron
Open to traffic

Summit Bridge (New Castle County, Delaware)
Built 1959; rehabilitated 1987
Through truss bridge over C&D Canal on US 301/DE 896
Open to traffic

Texas Street Bridge (Bossier Parish, Louisiana)
Opened to traffic on October 22, 1933; rehabilitated 1984
Cantilevered through truss bridge over Red River on US 79/US 80 in Shreveport
Open to four-lane traffic

Vantage Bridge (Kittitas County, Washington)
Built 1962
Steel through arch bridge over Columbia River on I-90
Open to traffic