Sunday, July 15, 2007
This is the old Y Bridge at Galena, Missouri. I had forgotten about it until one of my friends reminded me of it. It crosses the James River and has been closed to highway traffic since 1986 when a new wider span was completed to the north.
What makes it a Y bridge? Well the east end splits about 3/4's the way across to go north and south. It is no longer in use but is still standing due to a federal water gauge mounted on it and it is now on the Register of Historic Places. You would think that would save it but it is slowly crumbling back to the earth to which it came.
More on the Y bridge tomorrow. Have a great Sunday.