Campbell Road - Pinnebog River Bridge
The Times Herald: October 22 1962
BH Photo #450045
I couldn't discern, definitively. It does appear that a new concrete "cap(?) was constructed, possibly to raise the elevation of the bridge above the water by about 2 feet. Next time there, I can bring more appropriate clothes to investigate.
Did they reuse the abutments?
Byron, thank you for the photos of the replacement bridge.
I thought not, given the type change.
Drove there, this morning. Certainly no longer a pony truss.
Tony: That would explain a lot. As Nathan said, there's plenty of "repairs" that are really replacements, and it's especially noticeable when the structure type changes in the listing.
Melissa: The other (slight) flaw lies on the newspaper end, in that some liberty was taken with the direction. The location you originally posted does fit better as a purely "northeast" direction from Elkton. That said, all this discussion lets me answer a question I have in my notes - a few months ago, I took notes on the older bridges from this county, and for this I'd listed that 1963 may or may not be a replacement (but either way, there's no StreetView). This would certainly answer that question.
That is to say, thank you for posting this in the first place!
I do believe the location Mike provided is correct. I simply overlooked it. I agree the NBI has somewhat flawed information. In Illinois it lists ponies as through trusses. I think there was something in the forum about that the other day on another bridge.
I can tell you Michigan's NBI data has a number of instances where a "replacement" shows as a "rehab" so that's not unusual in this state.
This is likely another instance where the substructure (abutments) were reused for the replacement span. The NBI date would remain unchanged if that were the case.
Mike, it certainly seems like an oversight on my end. I am changing the information now. Thank you for your help!
Is this the location for this bridge, or would it be the one here?: http://bridgereports.com/1250498
That link would also be "northeast" of Elkton, albeit much more north than east - but it's worth noting that that one has a build year of 1910 and repair year of 1963. Granted, there's a good chance that "1963" represents a new build entirely and thus listing it as a "repair" year is in error, but the 1963 stat nonetheless stands out given the 1962 collapse of the bridge in the article here. Not helping matters is that the location currently mapped is listed as the East Branch of the Pinnebog.
Essentially, I'm wondering if there's a possibility that the location I'm linking to is the correct one - a truss built in (or around) 1910, and the listed "repair" in 1963 is actually the replacement because of what happened in '62? Would that fit, or is there something else that proves it is the east location?