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Forest Park Queenpost Bridge

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Looking Southeast.

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Photo taken by Robert Elder in July 2017

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Overview
Relocated Queenpost truss bridge over Tributary of Labette Creek on Hiking Trail
Location
Parsons, Labette County, Kansas
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Design
3-panel, Queenpost pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.33771, -95.25059   (decimal degrees)
37°20'16" N, 95°15'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/300626/4134711 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 75151 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built during 1900s (6,223)
Have street view (21,682)
Kansas (2,670)
Labette County, Kansas (63)
Open to pedestrians (3,490)
Owned by city (4,444)
Parsons, Kansas (2)
Pony truss (14,995)
Queenpost truss (213)
Truss (29,283)

Update Log 

  • July 6, 2017: New photos from Robert Elder
  • January 10, 2017: New Street View added by Robert Elder

Sources 

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

Comments 

Forest Park Queenpost Bridge
Posted July 6, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

To clarify my previous comment, some of the railings were welded and some were bracketed.

Forest Park Queenpost Bridge
Posted July 6, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I did take RAW images with my real camera. I am uploading some quick cell phone images to give everybody a rough idea of the design of this bridge.

Forest Park Queenpost Bridge
Posted July 6, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I field visited this one today. It is indeed a historic pin-connected Queenpost pony. The tubular railings were welded on years ago. Floorbeams are marked "Cambria". It has inriggers, but no outriggers.

Forest Park Queenpost Bridge
Posted January 10, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I am not sure where this bridge came from. This listing may technically be a duplicate if the bridge corresponds to one of the unknown listings on this site. Regardless, I am glad that this one got saved. Queenpost Trusses are become less common all the time, so it is nice to see one get preserved.