"As delineated by Wisconsin Bridge and Iron, the west approach to the Citizens' Bridge began at High Street in Burlington...were eight plate girder spans, from 30 to 66 feet in length, supported by steel bents. A 140' Pratt deck truss began the bridge proper. The outer end of this span was carried by Pier No. 2, which also supportes the 260' west anchor arm of the cantilevered span. The main channel span was composed of two 132-foot cantilever arms, carrying a 216' suspended span. Beyond the east anchor arm was a seried of deck truss approach spans, ranging in length from 175' to 120'. These were joined by another set of plate girders that extended to the Illinois shore.
Clayton B. Fraser
Loveland, Colorado 80637