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Larrick Park Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Robert Elder in August 2017

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BH Photo #400807

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge stored in park
Location
Lenora, Norton County, Kansas
Status
In storage
Future prospects
Available for reuse
History
Built 1906, relocated to the park in 2010.
Builder
- Canton Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Bedstead Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.61572, -99.99900   (decimal degrees)
39°36'57" N, 99°59'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/414248/4385583 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lenora East
Land survey
T. 5 S., R. 24 W., Sec. 14
Inventory number
BH 73045 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 23, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • August 22, 2017: New photos from Robert Elder
  • August 1, 2016: Added by Clark Vance

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Larrick Park Bridge
Posted August 23, 2017, by Luke

A relevant meme:

Larrick Park Bridge
Posted August 23, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes, that was my understanding. I am not sure about the significance of the backwards N however. There is a bridge in Abilene, Kansas with a backwards N as well.

Larrick Park Bridge
Posted August 23, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Plural Laughlins instead of Laughlin always indicates iron or steel rolled before 1905.

Larrick Park Bridge
Posted August 23, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I looked at the page for the previous location and there is no doubt to it being a Canton BC product. I'm not certain on the lineage between WIBCo and Canton, but I suspect there is some.

Larrick Park Bridge
Posted August 23, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I had been a bit sceptical about the build date. The Jones & Laughlins beans features the backwards N.

Larrick Park Bridge
Posted August 23, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

1906 date is out there... Endpost/Upper chord casting suggests WIBCo. ca.1885 to me.

Larrick Park Bridge
Posted August 22, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I field visited this bridge today. It is still sitting in Larrick Park and it is becoming overgrown with small trees and Kansas Ditchweed.

For a Bedstead, it is MASSIVE. It also features rare threaded rod - nut connections with cast iron assemblies. This is an awesome bridge and is worth saving. I am glad that it was saved and moved here, even if the legs were removed.