VIEW SHOWING WEST END PORTAL AND SOUTH SIDE OF BRIDGE
Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record
BH Photo #142535
Those signs always remind me of tombstones to the former bridge.
An advanced search on Bridgehunter turned up 42 PA trusses in Ohio, and I'm sure there's some that haven't been added in yet...so unless the sign was referring to the number of spans still left at the time I would assume it is an error.
I always found these hilarious, like it's some kind of consolation prize for tearing down the bridge.
Only 19 Penns built in Ohio?
From the Cincinnati Enquirer, 1992.
My bad, Luke. Looks like Paul beat me to this question by a day. :)
From the history section of the entry: "Beam bridge built alongside in 1978, forming a one-way pairing with the truss; removed from service in 1985"
So here is an image from the Cincinnati Enquirer. Kind of neat with references to the South Milford and Newtown bridges. I've always been curious about the dates, I can't imagine it took them 6 years to build the new one, so do you suppose the steel truss carried west bound traffic for a while until it closed in '85?