It is possible to reach the other side of the bridge by first crossing the Earl Vickers bridge and drive south along the river to Deepwater. From there the road gets choppy but scenic, with a rather large rockwall flanking your right with the river on your left. I've never encountered any traffic on this stretch. It's sad, but it looks like this bridge has a bleak future.
This bridge is apparently property of the monroe county commissioners and as such was listed on their insurance policy. One of the commissioners made a statement that a 1.2 million policy claim has already been filed...presumably to fund reconstruction. Hopefully what has been spoken concerning the bridge will come to fruition.
Looks like a smartphone video actually caught the collapse of the bridge, which was around 6pm on the 5th. It's absolutely disgusting... this is a piece of local heritage that we who live around here can never get back.
Bridge is closed until November 2019 for rehabilitation per Kokomo newspaper:
Went down to see this and the Kile bridge 5/26/18. A new slab bridge was installed sometime in 2016. Interesting enough, the state decided to memorialize the crossing by installing a bronze plague at the east end of the new crossing.