|Another side angle shot of the bridge.|
|Another shot of the bridge's roadway. Despite its age, the roadway is quite large, nearly two modern lanes in width.|
|If you drive further west on river road, taking a slight turn to the right, these gates become visible. What is beyond them you ask?|
|Another abandoned bridge, of course! This is the old River Road Bridge crossing Beargrass Creek.|
|The bottom span in the photo, our subject bridge appears to date from the 1930s. The modern replacement is the middle bridge, while a railroad bridge is at the top of this shot. (Bing Map Photo)|
|Looking south, the new span is visible in the background.|
|A side shot of the bridge. What is that hiding underneath the far end?..|
|Built from hand dress and cut stone, this abutment is fairly old.|
Overall shot of the bridge, sitting on cut stone abutments. This photo set dates from 1933, shortly before the current bridge looks to have been built, so this makes sense so far.
This photo shows the railroad bridge in the background, one that has since been replaced with a more modern structure. The distance seems right, but there is also a strange hole in the abutment, visible as a black square in the photo.
And this photo too shows that large opening in the abutment. I haven't seen another bridge with an opening like this, so I have to conclude that this is the bridge in question. Its an older style, and in these photos looks to be in good shape. Thank you for your time. You never know the history that lies just under you feet...or your tires....
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