The current bridge replaced a 1916 suspension bridge located just downstream of the present site. The bridge was designed by Hermann Lamb and built by the John A. Roebling's Sons Company of New Jersey. The bridge had a 22 feet (6.7 m)-wide span which included a pedestrian walkway. The main span was 275 feet (84 m) and the side spans were 275 feet (84 m) and 375 feet (114 m). The suspension bridge was demolished on March 16, 1980.