When a true bridge fan sees a sign for “Old Bridge Road,” the
urge to explore is irresistible. In this case, Old Bridge Road leads to the
location of the old Blackberry Bridge. This 1927 bridge had three
steel spans. The 1978 replacement bridge was built on a different
road alignment. As a result, the road on the west side of the river
simply dead ends near the water, while the site on the east side of
the river is now the location for several very nice rural houses.
The photo above is looking north across the river from the near the end
of the road that once crossed the old bridge. The photo below is the
same view from just beyond the end of the road. The power lines still
cross the river at this location. The new highway crosses the river
about 1,900 feet upriver off the left side of the photograph. That
road continues east and passed just beyond the houses in the photo below.
The photo above is a view looking south up the river embankment from the
water level at the location where the bridge abutment was located. The
photo below is the guide sign for the road leading to the bridge site.