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Branch Delaware River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Kevin Skow in April 2017

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BH Photo #388083

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Kingpost pony truss bridge over a branch of Delaware River on CR 206 OS 1, 6.0 mi. north and 6.9 mi. west of Valley Falls
Location
Jefferson County, Kansas, and Jackson County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1909
Design
Kingpost pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 56.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.41908, -95.58826   (decimal degrees)
39°25'09" N, 95°35'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/277191/4366480 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Arrington
Inventory numbers
KS 000441007103800 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17810 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 24.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
5

Update Log 

  • April 26, 2017: New photos from Kevin Skow
  • September 6, 2015: New Street View added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Kevin Skow - weatherbum [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Branch Delaware River Bridge
Posted December 12, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks, good to know.

Branch Delaware River Bridge
Posted December 12, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Robert... Yes the little block appeared to be cast iron.

Branch Delaware River Bridge
Posted December 12, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I will also look through my old photos and see if I can find one of these connection assemblies. I will let you know if I find one. Thanks as always for your input.

Branch Delaware River Bridge
Posted December 12, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hi Nathan:

I knew you had visited a Kingpost, and I was pretty sure this was the one. In truth, I did not know about this bridge prior to that. I commented as I happened to be looking at Jackson County bridges on here this evening.

I don't immediately recognize this type of connection detail. Now that I am aware of it, I will look for it when I am back in the area. The little assembly "block" is not cast iron by any chance is it? I am guessing that the rest of the bridge is either wrought iron or steel.

Branch Delaware River Bridge
Posted December 12, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I don't have my photos for this one online yet, so I'll share the attached detail showing the only unusual detail which is the lateral bracing connection detail. Maybe Robert or someone else from this part of the country has seen it on other bridges that have a known builder/date?

Branch Delaware River Bridge
Posted December 12, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I am thinking that this one could easily be older than 1909. If the 1909 date is accurate, then this is a rather late example of a pin connected Kingpost.