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South Fork Marmaton River Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over South Fork Marmaton River
Location
Bourbon County, Kansas
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1903, probably by the Canton Bridge Co.; replaced 1999
Builder
- Canton Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Ten-panel, pin-connected Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 179.1 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.79265, -94.85072   (decimal degrees)
37°47'34" N, 94°51'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/337047/4184422 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Marmaton
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
25
Inventory numbers
KS 000061091006028 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17409 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 100 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • November 10, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated Overview, Status, Design and Design Description.

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

South Fork Marmaton River Bridge
Posted November 11, 2009, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

If anybody wants to see a good photo of these decorations that James and I are referring to, go to http://www.bridgehunter.com/ks/dickinson/quail-road/ and scroll all the way down to the last photo, taken from behind the portal by Nicole Beck.

Forgive me for being a homer and "promoting" another bridge in my backyard, but this is one of the best photos I have seen of these decorations.

South Fork Marmaton River Bridge
Posted November 11, 2009, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have noticed those designs on other bridges as well. They seem to be a trademark of the Canton Bridge Co. When I first started seeing them, they puzzled me because the ends of the X do not seem to connect to anything.

South Fork Marmaton River Bridge
Posted November 10, 2009, by James Baughn (webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com)

Robert: In addition to the distinctive plaques, the photo shows the weird little "X" decorations along the top of the portals, another signature of the Canton Bridge Co.

South Fork Marmaton River Bridge
Posted November 10, 2009, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

A photograph is available here: http://khri.kansasgis.org/index.cfm?tab=details&in=011-0000-...

Without being able to read the plaque, it looks like a Canton Bridge Co. structure.