Public Domain; Published in 1923
BH Photo #500218
Wow, that is confusing....however, my point was that, to my understanding, the postcard photo on this page and the NBI information do not seem to match up. The postcard is of the Petroleum (old State Street) bridge and shows a Whipple truss, definitely not a 1923 bridge. The NBI info seems to belong with the old two-span truss Petroleum Street Bridge instead.
Per, "He was unable to make arrangements to run the street cars across either the Petroleum Street Bridge or the Petroleum Bridge (now Veterans Bridge) two blocks away at State Street.".
A convoluted and confusing naming scheme if I've ever heard one.
Is this the correct bridge? The postcard on this page appears to show the old State Street Bridge, which was a six-span Whipple truss according to this rather nifty photograph: https://oilcitypa.net/wp-content/uploads/BridgesViewBowen-1-...