Massachusetts Street Bridge 1951
Photo uploaded by John Kritos copied from an online student report source - original photo courtesy of Douglas County.
Here is a postcard of the metal truss which preceded this concrete arch. I found it in the Lawrence, KS antique mall. The date on the bottom "2-6-'08" is actually February 6th, 1908!
Have fun in Fort Scott. Hope you have good weather for bridgehunting. Good luck finding the Mill Creek Pratt truss if you attempt it.
made me laugh too, but there was no body, just legs. I love seeing the truss bridges that have a different style - 1 out of four. Just passed a train bridge going into Oklahoma. Now I am going out of Oklahoma and stopping in Fort Scott.
As long as she is not wearing bunny slippers!
Whatever the date it gave me a good chuckle for the day Robert...thanks!
Disregard the hosiery comment...apparently the article is more modern that 1868. For some reason my browser identified that as the year.
I should not post while abstaining from coffee...
Thanks for these links.
Completely off topic, but that 1868 newspaper contains a hosiery add that might have been considered a tad bit racy for its time. Women showing their legs...for shame!
Here's a picture of this bridge from a project by the local newspaper, the Lawrence Journal World:
Apparently, there were several truss bridges that preceded the open spandrel arch. This is a photo of one of them. There does not seem to be a page for this guy on Bridgehunter:
Here's an article from the same newspaper on the truss bridges - the first was finished in 1863: