Photo courtesy AHTD
BH Photo #173889
The floor of this bridge was wooden planks and would cause quite a racket when crossing.
What is not clear from the photo is Eastbound US 62 descended a steep grade and made a 90 degree left turn onto the bridge. Going straight was NOT an option due to the fact there was a solid rock bluff.
When I was very young (1946 or 1947) a truck loaded with hay didn't quite make the turn, went through the side of the bridge and landed on the sandbar below. A portion of the truss fell down, slicing throug the truck just behind the cab. My dad said the driver was badly hurt but lived.