View South, Elevation Of Bridge - East Portion
Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record
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BH Photo #152701
This bridge was a unique combination of plate girders that were used for the roadway, and Pratt deck trusses added on each side to carry the walkways. The curved lower chords of these trusses added greatly to the appearance. This was another landmark span that has disappeared forever.
This bridge was demolished, and then replaced by the current Dresser and Dreiser bridges in 1992.
I drove over this bridge many times in its last few years of existence and remember it looking to be in bad shape.
The first image below is of this bridge, from a postcard postmarked 1912. The second image is of the bridge that preceded it.