The rail line is still in active use but only rarely. The north south line through town still sees heavy usage though.
:-(( Saw the last pic 16 of 16 and had to shed a tear. Went to Vincennes 90 91 and there were several nights my friends and I would across the bridge into Illinois. To think the railroad is replacing it makes me very sad.
I just uploaded a photo showing the replacement of the original truss swing span with the new girder "swing" span. Apparently, it was at this point that the ring gear on the pier was removed and replaced with timber cribbing.
I was wondering if trains used this particular bridge, as well as this particular stretch of CSX track.
The span nearest the Indiana shore may have been a swing span (round pier, with span cantilevered from it). Any turning mechanism that may have existed has been removed and replaced with cribbing.