Well Nathan, I HAD many more pictures of this span before the recent renovation......and learned the hard way to back up your photos as I lost them all in a hard drive crash.
I was really happy to see this bridge being changed as the black railings were nothing short of distracting. I will try to make it over there soon for some new pics.
It sounds like the new railings are better. Does anyone have portal views of this bridge showing it before with the black vertical railings and after with grey horizontal cable railings? I was consulting someone on a historic bridge and we were discussing the replacement of similar railings on a bridge with cable railings. Would be interested to see the comparison here.
Status needs to be changed Tony My Friend. My bad, should have posted that in the last comment that the bridge has been reopened, and changed for the better in my opinion.
Was recently at the art museum to check out their new Art Park, don't ask, was not impressed. Shame I didn't have my camera with me as this bridge has seen some changes.
The black safety rails are gone and replaced with gray colored rails with what looked like cable horizontally instead of the black bars.
Might check on that Tony, and next time I'm down there, might remember to take mom's sony digital with me.
I am originally from Montgomery County Indiana, and I was working for the art museum when we got this bridge. Interesting thing about this bridge, I was on site the day they removed it from it's creek location in Montgomery. Was neat watching them treat something so old so carefully, like they were actually caring for it.
I too didn't really care for the black rails, but the museum was so safety conscious, they really couldn't put the bridge in place without them. Even though the canal at that point is only a couple of feet deep.
Thanks for your comments on this and the Harris Ford Bridge. My only complaint on this bridge is the massive black railing that obstructs the view of the trusses from the inside. I took these pictures about 3 years ago, and at that time there was some talk about redoing them. I have not made it back to follow up. But regardless, I'm happy not to see this bridge abandoned and sitting in the weeds.
I have another bridge to add that was placed just up the canal. A beautiful bedstead from 1879 called the Lye Creek Bridge. Look for it soon.
Another beauty saved, very nice photography.