Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in August 2017
BH Photo #400949
The 1941 KDOT county map shows US 50S taking a route through town but it's not clear where it crosses the river. In 1953 the bypass has been built.
So I'm guessing this was once HWY 50?
Hi Sheldon. It is good to have you back on here.
Regarding the older bridge, I suspect that the pony truss might have been brought it to replace a third stone arch span that either collapsed or was found to be unsafe for some reason. It is quite unusual to see a relatively light pony span paired with a sturdy stone arch structure.
If a third arch did collapse, then the county could have installed a pony span very quickly, especially if they had a spare one laying around in the yard.
Thank you, Luke!
Stone arch with a pony truss approach.
Visited this one on Wednesday this week, it is REALLY beginning to fall apart, chunks missing out of the railing that need replacing, taking a beating underneath with debris....precarious future for this one
The NBI for this county seems to be a bit lacking in general; I have a hard time believing that there are only 13 bridges in the entire county.
For some reason, I can't seem to find this one in the NBI...
Bing Maps has a very nice view of this bridge