This is a 1930s beam bridge that is in rather poor condition, with extreme spalling on the railings. There are sections of railings that are nearly gone. The application of road salt during the winter season is likely to blame for this. The bridge is posted at a 24-29-31 weight limit. While not bearing any outstanding historic significance, the bridge is an example of a bridge design that is disappearing from today's roadways. This design which was built with frequency in the late 1920s and early 1930s is noted for its attractive railings and concrete veneer on the outermost steel stringer that gives the bridge a consistent, attractive appearance. This attention to appearance is not a part of modern bridge construction, especially with small rural bridges. The Elm Street Bridge is a perfect example of how engineers of the past wanted every bridge to look the very best it could.
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