Rating:
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North Fork Little Osage River Bridge

Photos 

Side view

Photo taken by Ruth Reynolds in April 2010

Enlarge

BH Photo #161021

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over North Fork Little Osage River, 1.1 mi. east and 1.0 mi. south of Kincaid
Location
Anderson County, Kansas
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.1 ft.
Total length: 77.1 ft.
Deck width: 13.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.06756, -95.13069   (decimal degrees)
38°04'03" N, 95°07'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/313092/4215453 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kincaid
Inventory numbers
KS 000021059005660 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17343 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2014)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 27.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
50

Update Log 

  • January 6, 2017: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Status.
  • January 6, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • April 4, 2010: New photos from Ruth Reynolds
  • January 21, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Builders and Categories.

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Ruth Reynolds - ruthmusic [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Nick Schmiedeler

Comments 

North Fork Little Osage River Bridge
Posted January 6, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Looks like this one is now closed.

North Fork Little Osage River Bridge
Posted April 5, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I think this is more of a supplemental ford crossing rather than a replacement crossing. The supplemental ford or low-level culvert is provided for off-road oversize/weight traffic, such as farm equipment and perhaps trucks which exceed the weight limit of the bridge. All other traffic continues to use the truss bridge. It is not what we would think of as a traditional "bypass" because the truss bridge remains the on-system NBI-listed bridge. Missouri has some bridges like this too.

North Fork Little Osage River Bridge
Posted April 5, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Interesting, the bridge has been bypassed, yet remains open to traffic. Perhaps it might be receiving maintenance and light traffic. It is nice to see that it is being preserved, despite not being on the NRHP.

North Fork Little Osage River Bridge
Posted January 21, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge has been bypassed. It appears that the old bridge is still standing when viewed on Google Maps.