There is reportedly still some bridge ruins in existance. However, due to the heavy vegitation and recent rains made the ground muddy, so I didn't venture off of the highway. As a result, I didn't locate any of the bridge ruins, nor am I 100% sure of exactly where the old bridge was located. Drainage ditches and an old road grade appear to indicate that the bridge was just west of the current concrete highway bridge.
A bridge accessement made before the McBridge Bridge was destoryed reports that this was the most beautiful setting of any of the Madison County bridges. There is a hill located to the south of the bridge site, resluting a very dramatic view of the structure as you crested the hill and started downhill towards the south bridge portal. Another report that I have seen indicates that the bridge site is one of the best birdwatching locations in southwest Iowa.
The photo above is the street sign for McBride Road, the road leading to the site of the McBride Bridge. Bridges were often named after the family that lived nearest to the bridge. At least one mailbox suggests that a family named McBride still operates a farm in the vicinity of the bridge site. The photo below is the modern bridge that crosses the North Branch of the North River.