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Neosho River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Robert Elder

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BH Photo #110290

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Neosho River, 1.2 mi. south and 0.4 mi. west of Erie
Location
Neosho County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1928
Design
Pratt through truss with polygonal Warren pony truss and Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 360.8 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.54908, -95.24860   (decimal degrees)
37°32'57" N, 95°14'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/301363/4158162 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Erie
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
100
Inventory numbers
KS 000671047106367 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18299 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 19.4 (out of 100)
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Categories 

Built 1928 (1,104)
Built during 1920s (9,261)
Kansas (2,903)
Neosho County, Kansas (41)
Neosho River (48)
One-lane traffic (7,527)
Open (37,870)
Owned by county (19,448)
Pin-connected (3,634)
Pratt through truss (4,797)
Pratt truss (8,361)
Riveted (1,999)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,158)
Structurally deficient (17,483)
Through truss (13,572)
Total length 250-500 feet (4,793)
Truss (30,520)

Update Log 

  • February 15, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added GPS Coordinates.
  • October 24, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated Categories
  • February 27, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited "Design"
  • February 4, 2008: New photo from Robert Elder

Sources 

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

Comments 

Neosho River Bridge
Posted March 1, 2018, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)
Neosho River Bridge
Posted March 14, 2012, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Good to see this bizarre bridge still exists. If only I had more time to research it to find out about all the mismatched spans and approaches.

Neosho River Bridge
Posted March 13, 2012, by julie bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Did not drive the rv over this one. Water low and a dam below.

Neosho River Bridge
Posted June 4, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

KSHS page for this most peculiar truss bridge:

http://khri.kansasgis.org/index.cfm?tab=details&in=133-0000-...

Neosho River Bridge
Posted May 31, 2007, by Robert L. Elder (Bass-tbn [at] ku [dot] edu)

Here are some more pics of this bridge. Note that one of the pylons in constructed of limestone and the other is concrete. The north approach span, part of which is visible here is narrower than the two pony spans, as is the south span. Both photos were taken in January of 2005

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

Neosho River Bridge
Posted May 13, 2007, by Robert L. Elder (Bass-tbn [at] ku [dot] edu)

This peculiar triple span bridge spans the Neosho River south of Erie, Kansas. The through truss at the south end of the bridge is a 5 panel pin connected Pratt through truss. The pony spans are riveted. Notice that the spans are of different widths. Pictures were taken in August of 2005.

I have better pics of this bridge that were taken when the Neosho River was not flooding and will try to find them.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.