Unfortunately.....I don't think the responsible parties really care......
I agree with Matt. Having a comparison can be beneficial. There is no better argument in favor of preservation than comparing the appearance of a historic truss bridge to a pre-stressed slab of box beams.
Adding the Street Views to show a replacement bridge doesn't bother me. Its not like the Street View is cluttering up the bridge listings like when a modern bridge is added to as its own dedicated BridgeHunter page.
I agree that the UCEB's are structures that nobody wants to look at; however, providing a street view of a replacement structure does provide a glimpse of the damage done when an historic bridge is replaced, and helps to increase public awareness of the negative effects of such a replacement--I've added a few street views to my own historic bridge additions, just to make an impact statement that says, "How do you like it now!? See what you've done??"
I have to agree, having a street view of the UCEB replacement to a lost truss bridge is indeed a "poop quake". There is no use in a street view of the replacement. It is not necessary at all.
Tony's photo's of the original truss bridge from the Indiana State Department : Priceless.
Sheldon's street view of the UCEB : wait...
wait for it...
Sheldon....I'm rather confused why you would add a street view of a UCEB that replaced an historic span almost 25 years ago. I remember this bridge well and added the old photos of it for others to enjoy...... I don't think anyone cares what the ugly slab looks like.
This belongs on the Uglybridges site.