Howell's Bridge Hwy 70
Photo taken by Craig Philpott in March 2010
BH Photo #157267
If a bridge is in a climate (or on a road) that sees very little deicing salt, it is going to face less potential for deterioration. However regardless of all other factors, the single most important factor with a steel bridge is to keep the paint on the bridge. Looks like this rule has been followed here.
What a neat bridge! It is interesting to find a bridge of this age and of these dimensions that is in such fine condition. I have to wonder why? Climate, design or just good care? Maybe the inspector is just a fan of this unique bridge?