The bridge shares its piers with a nearly identical bridge.
Photo taken by Matthew Ridpath
BH Photo #135488
downriver of two adjoining Norfolk Southern bridges, built in 1919 on original c. 1855 granite block piers and abutments
These are two distinct bridges at this crossing, and share only abutments and piers, though for this reason it might be tempting to consider them to be one bridge. This structure, which is downstream of its near-twin, appears to be the newer of the two. Not only is there far less rust on it, but there are a few bolted parts, though not on any critical connections in the truss; these are all riveted. For the most part the designs are the same. Each bridge features latticed members, for example. I saw trains pass over both bridges while I was in the kayak. I just wish I knew the age of each bridge, so I could post it here. Any information that could be added would be appreciated.