Yup....is accessible to South as there is a house right by it.
It and the Houck steel bridge, even though erected by different contractors, were obviously products of the same fabricator. They have identical dimensions and overall appearance is the same. Another nearby span that was replaced called the Wildwood Bridge, was the same as well. The county likely bought them all at the same time.
I drove out to see this bridge today and found CR 100 N gated shut where it branches away from CR 175 E north of the bridge. I wasn't able to work my way around to the south approach, though.
Checking out the bridge, with rocks, gravel & other whatnot blocking each of the approaches, just to clarify: it's closed to traffic. Exactly how long it's been closed & why is beyond me but here's hoping that Putnam County steps up & sees to it that this bridge is preserved if they haven't done so already.
By the way, this is one of the more larger truss bridges I've ever seen - one of the more imposing in fact. But I'd sure like to see this one preserved in all of its glory & grandeur.
Thanks for confirming it......there used to be 4 or 5 thru trusses over Big Walnut in that area, was this and Crow's the only two remaining?
Anthony, you're right, this is known as Pinhook bridge.
I'm not positive but I think this might be the Pinhook Bridge. It's a neat one with original guardrails that needs to be restored.