It features a timber Burr segmental arch truss
, and is a notable example of engineering design used during the Federal period.
The Groveton Bridge is an 1852 Paddleford and arch truss
structure, and the Columbia Bridge is a Howe truss spanning the Connecticut River between New Hampshire and Vermont.
Research on the nonlinear stability of the steel spatial arch truss
with 120 m span and 0.2 rise-span ratio, Applied Mechanics and Materials, 351: 305-308.
Similarly, a study will focus on Burr Arch truss
systems to improve understanding of the design and connection details of Theodore Burr's designs.
Joseph Schofer, an engineering professor at Northwestern University, said the bridge's underlying arch truss
stopped heavy pieces of steel from falling onto vehicles when the cars fell into the water.
Its Burr Arch Truss
design is historically recognized for its stability.
The main spans over the channel consist of two tied arch truss
spans and five steel box girder spans.