Side View Looking East
Photo taken by David Backlin in July 2011
BH Photo #203987
Mostly from the 36th Street Bridge, though I attempted to get closer.
I think you're right. He did take them from the bridge. I can see the little bit at the bottom right of the photo.
I would have to ask David, but I suspect that he took the photographs from the new bridge. You can see a small part of the new bridge in photo number 1.
Or were the photos taken from on top of the new bridge? From the photos, the old bridge looks like it is further away from the new bridge than it appears on streetview.
I have thought the exact same thing too! It certainly does look like a planter box with the vegetation growing on top. But what on earth happened to the new bridge? I can't even see it in the photo; unless it's probably hidden behind the trees.
Although it looks like a giant planter box.....the arches appear to be in great shape.
I visited this bridge on 3 July 2011: it appears to be mostly intact though the approaches have been removed. The area is badly overgrown and the bridge itself is behind a barbed wire fence.
Nice bridge, Sheldon!
Robert Elder added this one a couple of days ago here:
The posting of the west bridge opened the subject of the interurban railroad and led to some documentation for the rail line and to two or three other abandoned bridges assumed to be from the same line.
Noticing the West Emma Creek (presumably) Arkansas Valley Interurban bridge led to a lot of additional transportation history being documented and may someday be useful to people seeking to preserve these 100 year old structures.