Sounds like a real possibility Matthew! And if that is the case, then likely those nice cut stone abutments are gone as well.
I guess they can fool most of the people..........
I have a theory in mind--I've noticed that the NBI now calls it a steel stringer, rather than a steel truss. Also, as measured from Google Earth, the deck width is now 24 feet between the trusses, where it used to be 18. It looks as if the flooring system was lost, along with the historic integrity. The trusses were probably kept for decorational purposes.
Kinda what I was thinking Craig.....how can a bridge be lost in 1996.......and still show on Street View? (which I'm pretty sure was not even thought of then).......I'd like to think it might (crosses fingers) still be there.
Bridge was extant on the date crossed by the Google photo crew.