From what I read after a search, there's a lot of blame being placed on deferred maintenance and diverted road tax money.
There might be less need to replace some of the older bridges if more places did like Missouri and made it the law that all money collected as road tax must actually be spent caring for roads.
Bridge now closed to all traffic. Unbelievable that a bridge built in 1964 could have been so badly neglected that it is falling down now. It does not even appear to have been painted since it was built. An amazing case of neglect.