Replaced? With inspection ratings of "good" and "fair"?? *sigh*
There probably are bridges that need to be replaced. And there are situations where an old bridge is unsuitable for current and future traffice needs. This bridge seems to be neither. I am not a bridge inspector, nor did I have the time to look carefully - but from what I could see on my brief visit the bridge is in good shape.
The biggest problem I saw was the challenge of seeing if there is oncoming traffic. A few hundred tons of fill on each end could solve that problem and $1,500,000 could be used on a bridge that is unsafe. *grrrr*
This bridge's days are numbered. A replacement is on the way.