A Postcard clearly showing both the iron and Covered sides of the bridge.
Photo taken by James Simmons
BH Photo #159106
According to the NBI, it was built in 1931 and rehabilitated in 1992.
I am not sure when it was built but here is a picture of the current bridge over the Wabash in Vincennes. It is a beautiful bridge.
Upon closer examination and talking with the homeowner, that brick isn't from the original bridge, but likely was put in so that a previous driver would have a solid surface to drive to the house on. Especially after floods.
How cool that both bridges appear to have operated concurrently for a while! Thanks for all these great photos. The original brick road to/from this bridge still exists on the Illinois side; see photo. Part of it appears to be on private property; the homeowner there parks his car on it. I haven't gone to look, but aerial views of the Vincennes side suggest that one block of brick road still exists there, too.
Originally this entire bridge was a wooden covered bridge, but after an alleged tornado destroyed the Indiana side of the bridge it was replaced with steel. Then in the early 1900s the Illinois side was replaced with steel as well. You can see the rotating span in the middle of the bridge as well.