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Pott's Ford Bridge

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Overview

Photo taken by Robert L Elder

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Solomon River on 40th Road, southwest of Glasco
Location
Cloud County, Kansas
Status
Open to one-lane traffic
History
Built 1884 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
From south to north:
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt pony truss
Pin-connected, 8-panel Pratt through truss
Two pin-connected, 3-panel half-hip Pratt pony trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 147.9 ft.
Total length: 310.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 4, 1990
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.35028, -97.85435   (decimal degrees)
39°21'01" N, 97°51'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/598713/4356273 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Glasco
Inventory numbers
NRHP 89002173 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
KS 000150765003900 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17599 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2013)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 25.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
25

Update Log 

  • November 27, 2010: New photo from Joe Underwood
  • March 2, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Made slight adjustment to GPS Coordinates.
  • June 21, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Categories.
  • November 15, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Categories
  • February 21, 2008: New photo from Robert Elder
  • February 13, 2008: New photos from Robert Elder
  • September 6, 2006: Posted photos from Robert L Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Joe Underwood
  • Wikipedia

Comments 

Pott's Ford Bridge
Posted April 14, 2007, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is a very old and interesting bridge as well. There is a WIBC Whipple truss in Warrick County,IN that is bracketed with Kingpost ponies on both ends.