(Oregon State Archives, Salem Public Library, Photo #12123 Description)
I recall that one of the main reasons this span was replaced in 1969 was that a horizontal overhead beam on the western side was heavily damaged by an oversized log truck load. The bridge was too old and the damage too severe to justify repairing it, so it was torn down and replaced by the present span.
-- Pat Henderson
You might want to check the removal date. I believe it was removed in the mid-1980's, not 1969.