Yeah, you'd almost think that no one in the world still even knew how to manufacture new truss bridges for a use this significant in this day and age, much less having one actually constructed and BUILT. Nice to see, but restoration or rehabilitation of the original structure and perhaps a relief bridge to the side is always far better than tearing down an old truss and putting up a modern one.
The new bridge is pretty, but I'll agree it doesn't quite do the old one justice. You must admit, though, they could've done a lot worse. At least they're trying to keep the steel through-truss tradition alive, albeit in a more modern form.
Well the world may not end in 2012, but it will witness the end of the Madison-Milton Bridge. Enjoy it while you can, folks, because in March the bridge will be imploded and the
"prefab" bridge will be in its place.