When I went exploring a couple of days ago, I stopped to see the historic Sweetwater River Bridge:
The Sweetwater River Bridge was built in 1929 by Pacific Iron & Steel Company of Los Angeles. As you can see by the vegetation overgrowth, it no longer used. Sadly, it is being neglected even though it is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a three-span Parker Truss Bridge and is 22½ feet wide — basically a one-way bridge by today’s standards — and 460 feet long. It is one of three maining truss bridges in San Diego County, and the only Parker Truss Bridge.
The upper members of the bridge form an arch, which you can see in the above picture, and the steel girders form triangular patterns on the sides and top of the bridge, as well as shadows:
Although the bridge is no longer used for traffic, I saw quite a few bicyclists and pedestrians using the bridge to get to the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge:
Sadly, the bridge and the buttresses have been defaced by graffiti, as well as many of the surrounding boulders:
There were no words or other typical graffiti markings except for this:
I hope these graffiti criminals find happiness, and I hope it doesn’t include defacing nature or other public property.