Shot last year when the bridge was open.
Photo taken by Gene McCluney in June 2007
BH Photo #129082
Actually Gene. That was a false statement from the oldtimer. , the bridge was moved. And raised when the lake become a lake. I think they moved it in 1964. They actually moved it about 1/4 mile north. Or upriver from where it was. There is an island on south side of the bridge. It was just on the south end of that. Alot of people, think the bridge was up river where the old RR bridge embuttments are. But it wasnt.
The new bridge may be safer, but definetly not better looking.
When we are out shooting, invariably old-timers will stop and ask what we are doing. Sometimes they have curious stories to tell. One older gentleman said this bridge was originally some distance away, and was floated down the river and installed at the current location. Of course, I am sure he meant, each truss was floated down the river individually. I wonder if this is true?
An article about this bridge:
The bridge is being preserved as a footbridge. Another example of forward thinking.