This bridge is an eight panel, pin connected, Parker through truss. The bridge is on a dead end road (Victory Road) from the south and may only be accessible in dry weather.
Photo taken by Robert Elder in October 2002
BH Photo #111541
I was afraid that this one might collapse or be removed someday. Too bad. I am trying to work on saving bridges. I just didn't get to this one soon enough.
The bridge has been removed - just spoke with a local property manager who is a caretaker for ex-Kansas City Royals pitcher Kevin Appier who owns the property that is adjacent to the spot where the bridge used to be, he said it was removed about 2 years ago. No longer here. It's a shame... walked the long winding road down Victory Road to the north off 311th Street.... evidence of its abutments and a concrete rubble pile remain at end of road and across Wea Creek.
Anthony, you just might be right about those beams preventing this one from collapsing. Somehow, it has stood with a washed out abutment for several years now.
This is a nice bridge and it's a shame to see it like this.
I was surprised that it hasn't already dropped on that side, but I surmised that the 2 steel beams welded across the endposts is likely helping to support it.
I just noticed the photograph of the collapsed abutment. This bridge will eventually collapse if not moved or repaired!
Melissa I have created a page for the bridge that you pointed out, it is BH 44780. Thank you for the info.
No, they are not the same bridges. I am glad that you have uploaded this photo though. Hopefully we can create a page for your bridge, which is a nice example of a Pratt truss.
After comparing the two photos, mine and yours, I see that they are not the same bridge, just very similar. The one in your photo has the cross bars at the toop where mine does not. Anyway, it's another bridge that is not listed on the website, but old and beautiful just the same.
I went looking for this bridge today. It sits on Private property over their driveway. I asked to take the photo, and the lady was very nice. Directions: K 68 hwy to Somerset. N. on somerset. Follow curve in road to right(east). Sits on Left side before road turns North again.