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Branch Verdigris River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in January 2017

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BH Photo #375665

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Verdigris River, 1.0 mi. west and 0.5 mi. north of Neal
Location
Greenwood County, Kansas
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built circa 1900
Design
Four panel pin connected Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 69.9 ft.
Total length: 105.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.84167, -96.09667   (decimal degrees)
37°50'30" N, 96°05'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/755479/4192220 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Neal
Inventory numbers
KS 000370953405967 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17768 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/1991)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 30.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1979)
18

Categories 

Built 1900 (883)
Built during 1900s (6,285)
Closed (2,409)
Functionally obsolete (7,992)
Greenwood County, Kansas (32)
Kansas (2,706)
One-lane traffic (7,424)
Owned by county (18,857)
Pin-connected (3,221)
Pony truss (15,054)
Pratt pony truss (3,180)
Pratt truss (8,020)
Span length 50-75 feet (8,906)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,649)
Truss (29,451)
US 54 (26)
Wooden deck (5,864)

Update Log 

  • January 11, 2017: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • January 11, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

Sources 

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

Comments 

Branch Verdigris River Bridge
Posted January 11, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Here is a similar bridge:

http://bridgehunter.com/ks/lyon/bh72831/

Branch Verdigris River Bridge
Posted January 11, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is a fascinating little bridge. It is very lightweight and might be quite old. The verticals appear to be bizarre built up members composed of angle iron. It also has those strange, and rare, inriggers. This one really deserves to be preserved!

Branch Verdigris River Bridge
Posted January 11, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Absolutely love this one. Right off of Highway 54, given some TLC by local landowners I'm guessing, very solid abutments, fantastic old survivor