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Walnut Creek Bridge

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Walnut Creek
Location
Greenwood County, Kansas
Status
Lost
Builder
- Farnsworth & Blodgett of Kansas City, Missouri
Design
Seven panel pin-connected Pratt through truss.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.79411, -95.99477   (decimal degrees)
37°47'39" N, 95°59'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/236303/4187196 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Toronto
Inventory number
BH 43749 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 12, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Status and Status Description
  • December 11, 2009: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

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

Comments 

Walnut Creek Bridge
Posted November 12, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The latest Google imagery clearly shows that this bridge is lost. A very similar, and slightly larger bridge remains in Fort Scott: http://bridgehunter.com/ks/bourbon/mill-creek/

Walnut Creek Bridge
Posted December 11, 2009, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Status unknown. The bridge was extant in 1991 as shown by Terraserver, but does not appear to be extant in Google Earth, although a brown bridge with the floor removed is hard to see against a brown river. It has not been replaced by a UCEB.

I suspect that this bridge is lost. This is unfortunate as it was a rare example of a through truss built by Farnsworth and Blodgett and probably constructed of wrought iron.

You can see a photo of the bridge here: http://khri.kansasgis.org/index.cfm?tab=details&in=073-0000-...