The difference with this bridge is the relocation occurred over 50 years ago. Therefore it is a "historical" relocation. That seems to make a difference in my experience.
In my dealings with the Keeper if a bridge was moved without permission it is no longer on the list. It can be worked to go back on but not automatically. It might be eligible but site is an important consideration for them. Ie: they would not give permission to move Upper Bluffton because we were not putting it back over water. It was moved without permission and is no longer on NRHP. IT COULD perhaps be placed back on.
Keeper doesnt care that they were designed to move or be moved. Almost lost designation for McIntyre bowstring because we didnt ask to take it to Michigan, nor did we ask to let flooding take it!!
Long Shoals going through process with KSHS but has taken a long time for approval. All for some grants but no protections....
VDOT is trying to demolish and replace this bridge and they are claiming the bridge is not historic because it was relocated. This goes against common accepted policy which states that relocation does not automatically prevent a truss bridge from being Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places because truss bridges were designed to be easily relocated and thus their relocation is part of their history.