can not belive they tore the bridge down a real loss
Buechter Bridge is no more. The suspension cables were cut and it was dropped in the creek, Tuesday November 1, 2011. Replacement is underway.
It was announced last week that the county has found the funds to replace this bridge. It was originally slated to be dropped into the creek below and salvaged on November 15. They are stating now that the steel has arrived sooner than expected for the new bridge and the crossing will close Monday Oct. 24, 2011 and remain closed until further notice. No exact date was given for the demolition.
Very cool pictures Mike.
I frequently cross this bridge, but only in a pickup. It remains in service with a 2 ton posted limit. Hopefully the county will find the money to replace it someday. Here are a couple old pictures I have from sometime in the early 90's. This guy was lucky, he wasn't loaded. A few years later a loaded truck fell completely through and the driver was killed.