Graffiti is a serious problem, particularly with concrete bridges. Personally, I think anyone caught placing graffiti on a bridge should indeed be sent to prison, and they should be forced to work to clean and repair the bridge!
Also, I would comment that if the affected bridge is a historic bridge that there is significant community interest in, I believe there are special coatings that can be placed on the concrete to make graffiti more difficult to place and easier to clean.
I would like to see a law enacted making graffiti on historic bridges and buildings a federal offense. If caught they should be fined heavily the first time. Second time,straight to prison. No excuses!
Another beautiful example of Conde B. McCullough's work. I am a sucker for his designs of arch bridges,and open-spandrel arch bridges in general. I would love to bring the "classic moderne" style of the 20's and 30's bridges back.
The past post was correct in that this structure is located in a very nice setting. Unfortunatly since the last post vandals have decided to add their own touch to the architectural style of the bridge. Rotten graffiti now takes away from the scene but the bridge is still a great visit if your in the area.
As of October 2006: Great old bridge, still used, but off the beaten path, not defaced by graffiti, in good physical condition, with great photographic potential, in a quiet, picturesque setting.