Pictures and info on the project:
I have no idea. My guess is that all or part of the truss collapsed during disassembly but was later recovered.
That article is confusing. Is it really referring to this bridge or something else? This is the only bridge I know of, but in another sentence it says the Rangeline bridge is already disassembled. Is it just a badly worded article? I mean the headline spells the road wrong.
Putting this span over a natural section of the river as a pedestrian bridge sounds like a winner to me!
Being disassembled for reuse as a pedestrian bridge:
Thanks for clarifying on both counts. glad to hear the bridge will be OK.
Art, unless you contact the newspaper and secure written permission it would be violation of law to post those copyrighted photos.
Also the bridge is not what I would call doomed. It has an MOA requiring the bridge be marked, dismantled, and stored and made available for reuse. The news article mentions this. Indiana is noted for doing this as opposed to Pennsylvania where a new owner must acquire the bridge immediately when it's replaced.
Can someone transfer the pictures to this site?
I love this bridge! I drive across it all the time! This area is a very peaceful place for me. I love to fish here, grill at the pavilion or just sit at the side of the bridge listening to the water and birds. I really hope they don't take this bridge down. Its beautiful the way it is!
Nice old bridge and appears very solid. Notice the original guard rails, I don't think there was a 6" section that wasn't bent. This bridge sees a lot of traffic and from the looks of the railings not a lot of good drivers.
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