I have passed this bridge for 43 years. It has been used as a right of passage(painting your name on it), a platform to jump off of for swimming, and several other things. I remember the track still being there, It went to the Mill in Tallassee, crossing yet another railway bridge that is now defunct. The mill was Mount vernon mills. Years ago, the track was removed, I supposed for scrap metal at the time. It is true there was a bridge there, which was damaged beyond repair after a flood that destroyed the whole area. I remember people in boats floating around the area where the aerospace (GKN)manufacturing plant is now. It has been there my entire life, and I will hate to see it go. The history told by my Geat Grandad should be archived, it is extremely interesting.
There was a bridge in the space between the two bridges. It was torn down when the new bridge was completed back around 2005 or so.