Always tragic to see a classic old steel railroad trestle - my favourite type of bridge - meet its end, but it's wonderful to see how they have restored it and put it back in use. It's like a miniature Kinzua, with more restoration. Give it a bit of rust and it will look almost as good as the original trestle, though the surrounding landscape is going to look like a war zone for decades until the forest grows back. I remember seeing the aerials the day after the tornadoes and seeing the trestle torn apart - such amazing intensity. Then again, 190mph winds will do a number on just about anything.
This bridge is almost finished being rebuilt after the April 27, 2011 F4 tornado took almost all of it out. The 3 remaining piers were used, and it appears that the rest is new. I was just going to see what the wreckage looked like. I had no idea they were that far along in its reconstruction. I've posted about 20 new photos.
Here's a video that shows the bridge before and after the tornado destroyed it. It says that the new bridge will use parts of the old bridge.