Thirty years ago, these smaller truss bridges were a common sight on
rural highways. They were light weight and inexpensive to build. But
they were expensive to maintain, and ever increasing truck traffic could
pound them to bits relatively quickly. As a result, we have seen nearly
all of these smaller truss bridges be replaced by very boring looking
concrete or steel girder bridges.
This bridge is probably safe for a number of years in the future. It has
relatively little traffic, and it is still in relatively good condition
having been rebuilt in 1985. It would be nice to save at least a few
of these smaller steel truss bridges.