I just realized that we crossed this bridge back in December of 2010 on our way hoam from Gatlinburg, where we'd almost gotten snoad in! I couldn't tell from the car what a grand crossing it was, but I did take notice of the parapets. I hoap they're able to recreate them in faithful detail.
It is my understanding that the arch will still be load-bearing, however as you can see in the photos, very little of the original bridge material will remain: only the arch ring and the substructure.
I was just looking at Mr. Sneed's photographs of the demolition of this structure. I know that the arches are being retained, but will they actually bear any weight or are they just going to be rendered decorative?