Yes color helps tell a richer story here. The relationship between bridge structure and the tangle of plastic netting tells a clear story in color but is less clear in BW.
If (in BW) I went with a very light value on the netting it would balance it more but still the story and relationship of the forms is still not as clear, so I left the tones as shot.
I agree the color works best here. Thanks for your wonderful insights!
By the way - I love what Erl has done in the images just above mine. I am exploring the mix of BW and color too, such as this below: