This bridge is no more ... but on the plus side why not commemorate it with a sign post outside a visitor's centre? And save a pile of the scrapped metal for use in art projects?
A snippet: "The new sign details the history of the bridge. 'The Eagle River Bridge was one of the first of its kind in Colorado,'"
And this: “We are using it in kind of a decorative way because it's a good way to preserve the history of the bridge,” said town engineer Tom Gosiorowski.
If this bridge is successfully marketed and preserved, that is great. But if this bridge is not successfully marketed and is demolished, this will be extremely stupid on the part of Colorado. This is a bridge which could be rehabilitated for continued vehicular use. And I don't think I need to point out that Colorado isn't one of those states that is bulging with hundreds of truss bridges. Actually, the NBI shows that Colorado is one of those states that has less than 100 truss bridges in the entire state.