This makes me very sad. I remember a few years ago when I explored all the old alignments of US 50 and its predecessors across Indiana. I didn't know this bridge was there until I came upon it and it was one of those "oh wow!!!" moments I live for as a bridge lover.
An absolute waste of what could have been a nice pedestrian crossing at this location...Not to mention a piece of history saved!
We save quite a few of them here in the Hoosier State...But there is still work to be done!
More information om this Bridge at http://plaindealer-sun.com/main.asp?SectionID=3&SubSectionID=40&ArticleID=27444&TM=22067.8
The goodies are underneath this bridge. Take the time to look under this bridge and you will find reused Phoenix columns added by B&O as repairs to the bridge. (Thanks to Jim Cooper for pointing this out)
According to my old maps and road guides, Base Rd. was the original alignment of US 50 (and its predecessor, State Road 4, under Indiana's pre-1927 numbering scheme).