It seems that all the truss bridges of the Whitewater River Valley have gone. I was always impressed with the Null Town Bridge. It, the Laurel, Milton, Brookville and Abington all gone. One at Cedar Grove remains but closed. Are there any others?
Dallas, I live in New Castle and vaguely remember crossing this bridge once or twice. By that time the one span had been replaced with a concrete slab. I know when the county removed the remaining span, they said they would save the similar one in Milton........but that sure didn't happen. I guess now all we have are the memories!
We used to cross this bridge 5 days a week on the school bus 2 times a day. I remember seeing holes in the deck before it became a wooden deck. I also remember them closing the bride for a while to do the work. Our school bus route changed due to this. I hated having to cross this bridge. I used to have nightmares about having to swim across the river because the bridge was out LOL. I rode the bus from 1971 to about 1981. Dallas Morgan was our bus driver on this route. The road was Smithfield road at the time. I believe it went from hwy 27 to downtown Abington. The road and crossing has changed dramtically since I moved away. Glad I found these pics.