Photo taken by Patrick Gurwell in September 2020
BH Photo #482078
I totally agree. Its location on such a short road doesn't seem like it is necessary to have such a high weight limit.
Regarding the Bear Tavern trusses, its nice that they have been repurposed but, in many ways its actually a shame. They did a good job disassembling it and it was complete. I wish they would have found a purpose for it at a different location that allowed the entire original structure to remain complete and functional.
Or they could have it fixed and reopened at a fraction of the cost... If there is any road in the county where a historic truss is adequate for the needs, its this one.
Thank you. It was good to see parts of the old bridge anyway. Seems they could easily build a new bridge to the left or right of the current Mine Road Bridge, and leave the current bridge intact for pedestrians/ fishermen.
Thanks for posting these. Your photos do a very nice job of showing how parts of the old Bear Tavern Road trusses were cut and spliced to create the decorative truss element.
Now to try and stop this from happening to the Mine Road Bridge!