Good news: this bridge is now preserved as a pedestrian bridge!
The bridge is the the first iron bridge I have ever walked across. I can remember when I was about seven when my parents and my great-grandparents took me down to this bridge and then my dad picked me up and stood me on the railing. It was quite scary. To this day it is a favorite hobby of mine to walk across bridges, especially antique ones. I have walked across the Brooklyn Bridge in NYC, walked across the famous drawbridges across the Chicago River in Chicago, walked across Chain of Rocks 66 Bridge in St. Louis, the Seven Mile Bridge in Key West, Fl, some covered bridges in Alabama and South Carolina, the 2nd Street Bridge in Louisville, Ky, and numerous other old bridges. The Green Valley Bridge in Columbia, Mo is my favorite though because it reminds me of when I would visit my grandparents every summer in Columbia, MO.